2010 - Started in all 12 games at left gaurd ... Helped the Bruins to run for at least 200 yards in four games during the season ... Played every snap in the opener at Kansas State ... Also played every snap during the balance of the season versus Stanford, Houston (266 rushing yards), Texas (264 yards), WSU (437 yards), California, Oregon, Arizona, Oregon State (210 yards), Washington, Arizona State and USC ... Named winner of UCLA's Jerry Long "Heart" Award.
2009 - Appeared in all 13 games and made one start at right guard (at Washington St.) ... Saw action on the field goal and kickoff return special teams units ... Also saw action along the offensive line in the opener against San Diego State.
2008 - Saw action in the first 10 games of the year along the offensive line and on special teams ... Started seven games at left guard ... Made his first career start at BYU ... Also started versus Arizona, Fresno St., Washington St. and Oregon, playing every snap ... Did not start against Stanford, but played offense and special teams ... Played guard off the bench at Cal and also saw action on special teams ... Returned to the starting lineup against Oregon St. and played the entire ballgame ... Started at Washington, but suffered a season-ending ankle injury.
2007 - Competed on both the scout team offense and defense and saw game action on special teams.
2006 - Did not see action in his first year in the program.
TRACK AND FIELD - Did not compete in 2010 due to his back surgery ... In 2008, had a lifetime best of 61-6.75 in the shot put ... Competed at the NCAA championship meet in both the discus and the shot, earning All-America honors in the discus with an 11th-place finish ... Placed fourth in the discus and 12th in the shot at West Regionals ... Finished third in the shot and seventh in the discus at the Pac-10 championships ... Also an Indoor All-American in the shot, finishing seventh in the NCAA meet (61-0.25) ... In 2007, he ranked among the top 10 in the nation in the discus and was a Pac-10 finalist ... Won the Texas Relays discus competition ... Ranked No. 7 all-time at UCLA in the discus (200-5) and won the USATF Junior National discus title.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three seasons in football for his dad, Robert Savage, at Samuel F.B. Morse HS in San Diego, CA ... Four-star selection by scout.com ... Ranked No. 14 nationally among defensive tackles by scout.com ... Named first-team All-State by Cal-Hi Sports ... First-team All-CIF selection ... First-team All-San Diego Union-Tribune as a senior ... Played in the CaliFlorida All-Star game ... First-team all-league and Player of the Year in his league ... Named second-team All-Union-Tribune as a junior ... Also lettered two years in basketball for coach Jeff Harper ... Lettered four years in track (shot put and discus) ... Has won 12 national champion titles in the shot and discus ... In June of 2006, he won the California State championship in both the shot and the discus ... Holder of 21 team records for shot and discus ... Participated in the World Youth Games in Morocco and USAT&F Junior Olympics.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Darius Lee Savage ... Born: January 18, 1988 in San Diego, CA ... Parents: Robert and Ladene Savage ... Has one brother, Darian ... Lists one of his biggest thrills in sports as lining up as a fullback and scoring the winning touchdown in a homecoming game ... Lists the NFL's Jamal Williams as the athlete he patterns his style of play after ... Hobbies include basketball, running and weightlifting ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2006, Spring 2010 ... Favorite class is World History ... History major.
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