Is Sam Hartman a Heisman contender?
Coming off his monster performance against Army on Saturday of 458 passing yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions, Sam Hartman is quickly becoming a household name in the college football world? But is it enough to get into the Heisman conversation? Could Hartman climb the boards in the back half of the 2021 season and perhaps make the select group of Heisman finalists come December?
Hartman is currently third in passing yards per game (296.1) among ACC quarterbacks, behind Brennan Armstrong’s 402.5 ypg and Kenny Pickett’s 319.4 ypg. According to cfbstats.com, Hartman is second in passer rating only behind Pickett.
Still, Hartman is getting attention as Wake Forest continues to win football games:
Sam Hartman: 11 pass TDs of 30+ yards
Tied for most in college football 🔥 pic.twitter.com/yX1yhnnLVq
— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 26, 2021
When looking at the latest Heisman odds from FanDuel, Hartman has some work to do. Coming in at +8000 alongside Brennan Armstrong, Hartman is well behind favorites such as Bryce Young (+150), Matt Corral (+350), CJ Stroud (+350) and Kenny Pickett (+1000).
With five winnable games left and an undefeated record, Wake Forest can continue to climb the rankings and get into the ACC Championship. If the team climbs the Top 25 poll and Hartman continues to put up impressive numbers, there’s definitely a path to becoming a Heisman finalist. Wake Forest’s remaining schedule is as follows: Duke, at North Carolina, NC State, at Clemson and at Boston College.