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Sam Hartman Heisman Winner 2021?

Does Wake Forest’s QB, Sam Hartman, have a shot at the Heisman Trophy? College Football this season has been… slightly chaotic to say the least. So there’s no reason that the most prestigious player trophy in College Football shouldn’t be the same.

Sam Hartman – Background

The Wake Forest Quarterback first came to many peoples attention, when he graced our screens via the TV series QB1: Beyond the Lights. I remember watching the series when I first started to follow College Football. This was one of the many shows that glued me onto pre-NFL football. Hartman was my favorite player out of all 3 series, so many good things stood out about him and I have been following his career ever since.

Hartman featured in season 2 of the series, where his High School life was captured by cameras. He switched High Schools to follow his long time coach Chad Grier, to Oceanside Collegiate Academy. Where Grier was building the foundations of a successful football program. We learned a lot about Hartman throughout the series, first was his passing abilities, even with a poor team around him he still put up great numbers. Secondly, we leaned about the character of the young man. One word stands out, leader, he lead and mentored so many kids of that Oceanside team. Thirdly we learned where his passion comes from. In the series Hartman told us the story about his brother, Demitri, who sadly took his own life. Sam and Demitiri were incredibly close and much like Sam, Demiriti was a fantastic football player. Hartman plays football for his brother, a sport that both of them loved.

Sam Hartman has HS Coach for Heisman opportunity.
Hartman with HS Coach, Chad Grier
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Wake Forest’s First Heisman Winner?

Hartman might possibly be the 2nd best QB to come out of Wake Forest, behind only Riley Skinner. The current Demon Deacon’s QB is set to break the single season all-time passing record come this Saturday against Boston College. He already holds the record for most passing TD’s in school History. Hartman has been fantastic this season for the Demon Deacons, Wake Forest leads the ACC Coastal and with a win against Boston College will face Pittsburgh in the ACC Championship.

Stats wise Hartman is one of the best/well-rounded QB’s in the Nation. He has the 8th most passing yards with 3,163 yards and is 11th for yards per attempt, averaging 9.1. He is also 6th in the Nation for passing TD’s with 30 on the season, just shy of the likes of Young and Pickett. Hartman is also efficient on the ground, with 404 yards and 9 TD’s on the season. With only 2 fumbles.

From watching his tape its clear that Hartman is the standard for modern-day QB’s. Smart, powerful arm and can escape the pocket when needed. One thing that truly stands out on tape is his ability to escape the pocket, when he rolls out and runs he is surprisingly quick for a 6’1″ 210lbs QB. Most opponents on the field struggle to catch him. Hartman is great at scanning the field and making the correct read. With his quick release and incredible arm strength he can get that ball wherever he wants, whenever he wants!

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