Sam Hartman's Emotional College Football Farewell: 'You've Been My World'

Hartman Reflects on Relationships, Growth in College Football.

by Faizan Chaudhary
Sam Hartman's Emotional College Football Farewell: 'You've Been My World'
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In a heartfelt five-minute and thirteen-second video, Sam Hartman, the esteemed quarterback from Notre Dame, officially announced his departure from college football. This announcement marks the end of an illustrious six-season career that began at Wake Forest.

Hartman, a record-setting graduate transfer, has left an indelible mark on the sport, both through his on-field prowess and his emotional connection to the game. In his farewell video, Hartman expressed his deep-seated love for college football, a journey that has been both challenging and rewarding.

"To college football, you’ve been my world as long as I can remember - dreaming as a kid of the big games and taking the field with thousands of fans screaming my name," Hartman reflected. His words painted a vivid picture of a childhood dream realized, a testament to his dedication and the unforgettable experiences college football has afforded him.

Hartman's Record-Breaking Stats

Sam Hartman's career statistics are nothing short of remarkable. With 134 career touchdown passes, he ties for third in FBS history. His impressive tally of 15,656 passing yards cements his status as one of the greats of college football.

Yet, despite these astounding achievements, Hartman's focus remains on the relationships and growth he experienced throughout his journey. "Thank you for allowing me to stick around, and I hope you had as much fun as I did," he said, acknowledging the support and camaraderie that fueled his career.

As the 2024 College Football season beckons, Hartman's decision not to participate in the Sun Bowl signals a passing of the torch. Redshirt freshman Steve Angeli is poised to take the helm as Notre Dame's starting quarterback in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl against 19th-ranked Oregon State, marking a new chapter for the team.

Hartman's tenure at Notre Dame will be remembered for his leadership during a challenging 2023 season, which saw the Fighting Irish finish with a commendable 9-3 record. His overall college career record stands at an impressive 36-21.

In his parting words, Hartman expressed his gratitude for the unwavering support he received, "I will never be able to repay the support I received throughout my career, and all I can say is thank you." Sam Hartman's journey, encapsulated in his emotional farewell video, highlights the passion and dedication he brought to the sport.

As he prepares for the 2024 NFL Draft, his legacy in college football remains as a testament to his talent and heart, leaving a lasting impact on the game and its fans.