FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 26, 2021) — Wake Forest’s Sam Hartman has been voted the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week for his performance in a 70-56 victory over Army West Point that moved the Demon Deacons to 7-0 for the first time since 1944.
On Saturday, Hartman accumulated six total touchdowns while completing 23 of 29 passes for a career-high 458 yards and career-best five touchdown passes. On the ground, he rushed four times for 22 yards and a score. Hartman’s five touchdown passes matched the school’s single-game record, while the passing yardage was the sixth-most in Wake Forest history.
The Demon Deacons finished with 638 yards of offense while gaining an average of 12.2 yards per play. Army entered the game ranked sixth nationally in total defense, allowing just 281.7 per game. It marked only the second time in 132 seasons that the Black Knights surrendered 70 points in a game.
For his efforts, Hartman also earned Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week and ACC Quarterback of the Week accolades.
The other quarterbacks on the Great 8 list in week eight were: Brennan Armstrong of Virginia, SMU’s Tanner Mordecai, Kenny Pickett of Pitt, Iowa State’s Brock Purdy, Will Rogers of Mississippi State, Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young of Alabama.
The Davey O’Brien Foundation was created in 1977, and the National Quarterback Award, the oldest and most prestigious college quarterback award, was first issued in 1981. Over its time, the Davey O’Brien Foundation has given away more than $1.2 million in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life.
In 1938, O’Brien, who wore No. 8 as a star quarterback for TCU, became the first player ever to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award in the same year. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. For more information, visit www.DaveyOBrien.org.
2021 National Quarterback of the Week Winners
Week 1 (Sept. 8) – Bryce Young, Alabama
Week 2 (Sept. 15) – Anthony Brown, Oregon
Week 3 (Sept. 21) – Matt Corral, Ole Miss
Week 4 (Sept. 28) – Devin Leary, NC State
Week 5 (Oct. 5) – Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
Week 6 (Oct. 12) – Zach Calzada, Texas A&M
Week 7 (Oct. 19) – Aidan O’Connell, Purdue
Week 8 (Oct. 26) – Sam Hartman, Wake Forest