Recent Sam Hartman Notes
Commentary: College football review: In this Pac-12, a USC playoff run would require true greatness
Analysis: How Notre Dame football QB Sam Hartman wins over fans behind enemy lines
New Notre Dame quarterback already locked in with Ohio State football in the distance: Buckeye Breakfast
Bill Wagner: Too early to draw conclusions about Navy football after 42-3 blowout loss to Notre Dame
These are the 5 best quarterbacks Alabama football will face in 2023
Recent Sam Hartman Features
CFB Week 5: Georgia Must improve to earn a three-peat
CFB Week 4: Eight matchups between unbeaten teams
Heisman Watch: Williams' part-time role may hurt bid to repeat
CFB Week 2: "Alright" (x3) for Texas and "We Coming/We here" for Colorado
CFB Week 2 Previews: Texas-Alabama Is Sequel to Sensational 2022 Matchup
Week 0: Hartman was stellar in his Notre Dame debut, going 19-of-23 for 251 yards as the Fighting Irish crushed Navy 42-3 in Dublin, Ireland. His four passing TDs set a school record for most touchdowns thrown by a QB making his ever start for the program. Two TD passes went to WR Jaden Greathouse: the first a 35-yard post pattern; on the second, Hartman avoided the rush and looked to run before spotting Greathouse wide open in the end zone. Hartman also avoided throwing an interception, something that plagued him at times during his tenure at Wake Forest.
HISTORY — from Wake Forest college profile
2023: After stellar career at Wake Forest, Hartman announced in early January that he was transferring to Notre Dame for the 2023 season.
—at Wake Forest—
Threw for ACC record 110 touchdown passes at Wake Forest, a total that ranks in the top 20 in FBS history…Threw for the second-most yards in ACC history and his 12,967 career passing yards ranks in the top 20 in FBS history…Holds the program record in career completions, attempts, total touchdowns and total yards while ranking in the top three in ACC history in each category and ranks in the top-25 nationally in total touchdowns and total yards...Tossed for 21 career 300-yard passing games while at Wake Forest, marking the most in ACC history and he also holds single-season records in passing yards, passing touchdowns, completions, attempts, yards per game, total yards and total touchdowns…Ended his Wake Forest career with 34 consecutive games with a touchdown responsible…Six passing touchdowns against Clemson tied the most in a single game in ACC history…Only Wake Forest quarterback with three or more four-plus touchdown games in his career and did so on nine occasions…The only Wake Forest quarterback to have five or more passing touchdowns in multiple games doing so four times in his career...In 2021, he became just the third ACC quarterback in history to account for 50 total touchdowns in a single season…Ranked second in Wake Forest history in quarterback career wins (27).
2022 (rs jr): 2022 Brian Piccolo Award Winner, given annually since 1970 in memory of the late Brian Piccolo to the "most courageous" football player in the ACC. He was named the award winner after working his way back to the field after being diagnosed with Paget-Schroetter syndrome (effort thrombosis)…Named a finalist for the Manning Award…Listed as a top-10 finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award…Chosen as a Jason Witten Man of the Year Semifinalist…Placed on the Semifinalist list for the Davey O’Brien Award…Garnered Third Team All-ACC honors from the league, coaches and media…Two-time ACC Quarterback of the Week, Davey O’Brien Great 8 and Manning Star of the Week (Sept. 12 and Oct. 24)...Earned MVP honors at the Gasparilla Bowl, only player in program history to earn two bowl MVP honors…Threw for multiple touchdowns in nine games, three or more touchdowns in seven games and four or more in five games…Recorded eight games of 300 or more passing yards, becoming the first ACC quarterback to have 20 or more 300-yard passing games in a career…Tossed for 1,395 yards over the final four games of the regular season, throwing for over 320 yards in each contest…Threw a historic six passing touchdowns against Clemson tying the most in a single game in ACC history and is the 10th player in conference history to throw for six touchdowns in a single game. He also added a then season-best 337 yards passing…Responsible for six touchdowns in the bowl-eligible clinching win over Boston College, tossing five touchdowns and rushing for one, helping him become ACC Player of the Week. He is the only player in FBS to have multiple games where he accounted for six or more touchdowns in 2022…Made his season debut at Vanderbilt following his time away from the field, throwing for 300 yards and four touchdowns on 18-of-27 passing, helping him earn ACC Quarterback of the Week honors.
2021 (rs soph): Named a finalist for the Manning Award…Listed as a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award…Chosen as Semifinalist for Walter Camp Player of Year Award…Placed on the Semifinalist list for the Davey O’Brien Award…Garnered Second Team All-ACC honors from the league, coaches and media…Back-to-back ACC Quarterback of the Week (Oct. 25 and Nov. 1)...Named MVP of the 2021 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, finishing the game with 304 yards and three touchdown passes…Garnered National Player of the Week honors from Walter Camp, PFF CollegeSportsMadness.com and CFPA following his career-best 458 yards and six total touchdown performance as the Deacs put up a near record 70 points at Army…50 total touchdowns ranked second in conference history and was just one away from tying the ACC record…became just the third ACC quarterback in history to account for 50 total touchdowns in a single season…Threw for 4,228 yards in 2021, ranking sixth in ACC history and first in Wake Forest history…Ran for 11 touchdowns, the second-most in program history by a Wake Forest quarterback…Totaled seven 300-plus yard passing games including going for 400-plus yards on two occasions, his 458-yard game at Army (Oct. 23) ranks sixth in program history while his 402-yard game against Duke (Oct. 30) ranks 11th in program history.
2020 (redshirt soph): Started in all nine games ... Finished 28th nationally in passing yards with 2,224 ... Posted 13 passing touchdowns and just five interceptions ... Became the 12th player in program history to cross the 4,000 career passing yard mark against North Carolina ... Produced his highest completion percentage of his career, connecting on 62 percent of his passe, highlighted by a 71 percent completion percentage in victory over No. 19 Virginia Tech ... Held a streak of 258 passes without throwing an interception dating back to the 2019 season, a Wake Forest program record and the fifth longest in ACC history ... Notched a 136.72 passer rating ... Posted a career-high 429 passing yards at North Carolina (Nov. 14) including a career-best tying four touchdown passes ... One of just two sophomores on the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List ... Named to Athlon Sports' Top 35 FBS Projected Breakout Players for 2020 ... Has produced 4,720 yards and 30 touchdowns through first three seasons ... Named a team captain ahead of the 2020 season, becoming just the second sophomore in the Dave Clawson joining Ryan Javion as the only.
2019 (soph): Will enter his redshirt sophomore campaign with 3,178 career total offense yards, the 22nd-highest total in school history … Played in four games and earned a redshirt season while also earning his second varsity letter in 2019 ... Tied for fifth in the ACC with two 300-yard passing games in 2019 ... Saw his first action vs. Louisville (10/12) when he entered the game briefly in the second quarter then took control in the fourth quarter with the Deacs trailing 55-38 ... Engineered three scoring drives as part of a record-setting 28-point fourth quarter ... Completed 9 of 15 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns while running for a touchdown in just four series ... Started against Florida State (1/19) and led the Deacons to a win over the Seminoles for the first time since 2011 ... Completed 21 of 38 passes for 308 yards in a 22-20 victory ... Extended his streak of passing for 200 or more yards to four consecutive starts ... Saw considerable action vs. Syracuse (11/30), entering the game midway through the second quarter ... Threw for 350 yards on 25-of-42 passing with two touchdowns including a 75-yarder to Donavon Greene ... Attempted two passes vs. Michigan State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl as the Deacons mounted a final drive comeback attempt ... Averaged 229.8 yards per game in total offense and 306 yards in the three games in which he saw significant playing time.
2018 (fr): Earned starting QB job in preseason camp and started the opener at Tulane (8/30) ... Was one of only five FBS freshmen quarterbacks to start the season-opener ... Started each of the first nine games of the season and led the Deacons to four wins ... Set numerous school records for a true freshman quarterback including seven 200-yard passing games, most wins (4), most total offense yards in a game (442), most 300-yard total offense games (2), most touchdown passes in a season (16) and most total offense yards in a season (2,259) ... Had the best statistical debut in school history when he completed 31-of-51 passes for 378 yards (.608 completion percentage) and two touchdowns in an overtime win at Tulane (8/30) in the season-opener ... Became the first Wake true freshman QB to win a season-opener ... All his passing marks were school-bests for a true freshman in their first career start ... Threw two or more touchdowns in each of his first three starts and in seven of nine starts ... Tied a school record by completing 12 consecutive passes vs. Rice (9/29) ... Went 3-for-5 on Wake Forest’s first drive of the game and then completed his next 12 pass attempts to tie the school record ... Completed 15-of-17 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns vs. the Owls ... His 284.96 passing efficiency rating was the best ever for a Deacon QB with 11 or more pass attempts in a game ... Named ACC Rookie of the Week following 56-24 win over Rice ... Led the Deacon offense to 500 or more total offense yards in four of his nine starts ... Was the nation’s total offense leader among freshmen through the first three games of the season ... Suffered a broken leg against Syracuse that kept him out of the final four games of the season ... At the time of his injury, ranked third In the nation among freshmen with 1,984 passing yards, third with 16 TD passes, and fourth In total offense with 251.0 ... Became the first Wake Forest QB since Mike Elkins in 1986 to throw multiple TD passes in each of the first three games of the season ... In the ACC record book, his 2,259 yards of total offense was the 15th-highest ever recorded by an ACC freshman, the 1,984 passing yards was the 18th-highest total in ACC history by a freshman and the 16 touchdown passes tied for the 12th-most by an ACC freshman in a season.
High School: Attended Oceanside Collegiate Academy (Mt. Pleasant, SC) and Davidson Day (Davidson, NC) … Team captain in high school ... Rated the No. 12 pro-style passer in the class of 2018 by 247Sports ... Consensus three-star athlete ... Was the MVP of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star game in December after passing for 218 yards and two touchdowns vs. North Carolina ... Played for Coach Chad Grier at both Oceanside Collegiate and Davidson Day ... Threw for 9,481 and 98 touchdowns in his prep career ... As a senior, had 3,093 yards passing and 29 touchdowns while rushing for nine scores in leading Oceanside Collegiate (Mt. Pleasant, SC) to a 7-3 record ... Named the Post and Courier Player of the Week and earned three Private School Player of the Week honors ... Had multiple games with six or more touchdown passes for the Landsharks ... As a junior and sophomore at Davidson Day, threw for 6,388 and 69 touchdowns ... First Team all-state as a junior ... Four-time Charlotte Observer Player of the Week ... Second Team all-area by the Charlotte Observer ... Had 3,733 yards passing and 45 touchdowns in 11 games with just six interceptions ... Had a 563-yard passing game that was the third-highest in county history behind only Will Grier and Chris Leak ... Completed 168 of 260 attempts for 2,655 yards and 24 touchdowns with just four interceptions in helping Davidson Day to the state championship.
Son of Lisa and Dr. Mark Hartman ... Born July 29, 1999 ... Dean’s List student ... High school teammate of current Deacons Cade Carney, Chase Monroe and Nolan Groulx at Davidson Day ... Brother Joe plays basketball at Haverford College … Enrolled at Wake Forest in January 2018 … Majoring in Communications with a Minor in Journalism.
Pro Day Results: