Notre Dame lands ex-Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman

Field Level Media

January 05, 2023 at 9:05 pm.

Wake Forest transfer Sam Hartman plans to spend his final season of eligibility as the starting quarterback at Notre Dame.

Hartman, 23, entered the transfer portal after the season and visited South Bend on Thursday, when he announced via social media that he’s sticking around to play for the Fighting Irish.

Wearing a full uniform — No. 10 — Hartman shared a photo with the words: Onward. #GoIrish.

In his final game with the Demon Deacons, Hartman set the Atlantic Coast Conference record for career touchdown passes while helping Wake Forest notch a 27-17 victory over Missouri in the Gasparilla Bowl at Tampa, Fla.

Hartman leaves the Demon Deacons with 110 touchdown passes in five seasons. He is second in ACC history with 12,967 yards, behind Philip Rivers, who played at North Carolina State.

In 2022, Hartman played in 12 games, completing 270 of 428 passes (63.1 percent) for 3,701 yards and 38 touchdowns against 12 interceptions. His average of 308.42 yards per game was ninth in the nation, and he was third in touchdown passes.

Notre Dame coveted an experienced quarterback to fill the spot vacated by Drew Pyne, who transferred to Arizona State.