Hartman opts out of Irish bowl to begin draft prep
Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Senior WriterDec 11, 2023, 01:13 PM ET
- College football press reporter.
- Joined ESPN.com in 2008.
- Graduate of Northwestern University.Notre Dame quarterback Sam Hartman is opting out of the group’s approaching appearance in the Sun Bowl and will begin getting ready for the NFL draft.A team spokesperson confirmed the choice to
ESPN after Hartman launched a prolonged video on Instagram earlier Monday detailing his college football journey, which started at Wake Forest.”To college football: You have actually been my world for as long as I can remember– dreaming as a kid of the big games, taking the
field with countless fans screaming my name, “Hartman said in his post.”Although some games didn’t go my way and some minutes left uncertain, I treasure you and the memories you allowed me to develop through hardship and defeat, mentors and lessons, and unselfish colleagues that helped assist me along the method.”Although my journey of football is not yet ended up, a part of me will always be with you. Thank you for allowing me to stay and I hope you had as much fun as I did. “Editor’s Picks 2 Associated Backup quarterback Steve Angeli, a second-year player, is set to begin for No. 16 Notre Dame versus No. 19 Oregon State in the
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
on Dec. 29 in El Paso, Texas.Angeli had 272 passing backyards and four touchdowns with an interception in 5 games this season.Hartman had 2,689 passing yards with 26 touchdowns and 8 interceptions in his lone season at Notre Dame. He completes his college profession with 15,656 passing yards, 134 touchdowns and 49 interceptions.Hartman set the ACC profession goal passes record at Wake Forest(110)and moved into fourth put on the FBS career list. He made third-team All-ACC honors in 2022 and was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award this year.