And just like that the most prolific quarterback in the history of the ACC is Irish.

Sam Hartman, who entered the transfer portal late last year as a graduate student, arrived on the ND campus Wednesday. Late Thursday afternoon Hartman posted photos of himself on his Twitter account in an ND uniform with the word “Onward” and the hashtag “#GoIrish”. Hartman will have one season of eligibility with the Irish.

The 6-1, 210 Hartman played in 48 games in his Wake Forest career. He threw for 12967 yards and 110 touchdowns. He also has accumulated 856 yards on the ground and scored 17 touchdowns rushing. The 110 touchdowns are the most in Atlantic Coast Conference history. Hartman’s yardage total is second in the ACC record book only to Philip Rivers.

Starting in 2019 and continuing into 2020, Hartman had a streak of 258 passes without throwing an interception, a Wake Forest program record and the fifth longest such streak in ACC history. Ian Book holds the all-time Notre Dame record in the category at 266.

Hartman joins a Notre Dame quarterback room already occupied by Gator Bowl MVP Tyler Buchner, sophomore to be Steve Angeli, early entry freshman Kenny Minchey and Junior Ron Powlus. Buchner has 3 years of eligibility remaining. As a graduate transfer, Hartman has just one year of eligibiity. He enters ND under circumstances similar to Jack Coan in 2021, but with a much more flashy resume.

Due to the transfer of Drew Pyne last month, Hartman’s Wake Forest uniform number #10, coincidently came available and presumably is now his.

ByPhil Houk

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