Wake Forest Demon Deacons quarterback Sam Hartman is out indefinitely with a non-football-related medical condition. According to Head Coach Dave Clawson, the star quarterback had a medical procedure Tuesday night to resolve the issue. The team expects him back at some point this season. Hartman’s condition and details are being withheld due to privacy restrictions. After workouts on Tuesday, he sought medical attention and the condition was discovered. With him set to be out for some time, backup quarterback Mitch Griffis will be the starter until he returns to the team.
Sam Hartman is out indefinitely due to a non-football-related medical condition, the school announced.
Hartman led Wake Forest to the ACC Atlantic Division title last season, throwing for 4,228 yards and accounting for 50 total TDs. pic.twitter.com/GDvgBojzy5
— ACC Network (@accnetwork) August 10, 2022
Last season with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Sam Hartman completed 299 passes for 4,228 yards, 39 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions on 508 attempts. He rushed the ball 117 times for 363 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season as well. Hartman also caught one pass last season for three yards in 2021. He likely plans to declare for the 2023 NFL Draft after this season and there is no word on how this medical condition could impact his draft stock. A return to the field, which is expected, could calm concerns down there.
Wake Forest star QB Sam Hartman will be sidelined indefinitely due to a “non-football related medical condition,” the school has announced. Hartman just led WFU to its best season in school history.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 10, 2022
In a statement released by the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Sam Hartman said the following: “Tuesday was a frustrating day, but I am extremely grateful for our medical staff and for Dr. Chris Miles and Niles Fleet for staying with me throughout this process. I look forward to attacking this rehabilitation process and I am so appreciative of the support I have received from my family, teammates, and coaches.” The team will be better off when they get their star quarterback on the field this season. We here at Def Pen Sports hope to see a quick recovery and return to the field for the Wake Forest quarterback.