Sam Hartman for Heisman? Fans, media make case after Wake Forest demolishes Duke
Wake Forest pummeled Duke 45-7 on Saturday afternoon, bringing the Demon Deacons to an ACC-best 8-0 on the year.
Quarterback Sam Hartman continued his impressive season, throwing for 402 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win. He also rushed for 61 yards and 2 additional touchdowns.
Hartman has now thrown for 2,476 yards, 22 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions this season. He’s also been one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the country, averaging nearly 10 yards per attempt.
Wake Forest is one of the very few remaining undefeated Power 5 teams in the country. The Demon Deacons could be ranked somewhere in the top 10 when the first College Football Playoff committee rankings are revealed on Tuesday.
So it begs the question: Where is Sam Hartman in the Heisman conversation?
So far, there hasn’t been a runaway candidate for the Heisman this year. Alabama’s Bryce Young, Ole Miss’ Matt Corral and Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett are generally thought to be the top candidates.
But none of those quarterbacks are perfect candidates, and none of them quarterback a team with an undefeated record entering November.
Fans and media advocated for Hartman’s Heisman candidacy on Twitter after Wake Forest’s big win over the Blue Devils. Here’s the best of that reaction:
Hey look it’s Sam Hartman https://t.co/qpbLEXureT
— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) October 30, 2021
The idea that one current (Sam Hartman) and one former (Kenneth Walker) @WakeFB football player deserve very real Heisman consideration is pretty damn incredible.
— Todd Fuhrman (@ToddFuhrman) October 30, 2021
There isn't a reason Sam Hartman shouldn't be a name that is firmly in the Heisman race
— DeColdest Debro (@CamLemons_) October 30, 2021
— PFT’s Actual Burner (@Elons_Muskrat) October 30, 2021
How is Sam Hartman not a Heisman candidate?
— JohnBurnsNC (@johnburnsnc) October 30, 2021
Sam Hartman for Heisman. WHY NOT US
— Ry’s Cards (@ryscards) October 30, 2021
Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman: Heisman candidate.
Along with his former-teammate Kenneth Walker III#HeismanWatch
— Craig Meister (@cam2525) October 30, 2021