Hartman out indefinitely for non-football related medical condition

Wake Forest Athletics announced on Wednesday that redshirt junior quarterback Sam Hartman is out for an extended period of time due to treatment for a non-football related medical condition.


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Redshirt junior quarterback Sam Hartman, one of the nation’s top returning players, is out indefinitely following a medical evaluation that took place on Tuesday afternoon at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

  • Statement from Wake Forest Athletics:
    • “Following a workout on Tuesday, Aug. 9, redshirt junior quarterback Sam Hartman sought medical attention for a non-football related condition. The results of those tests and subsequent treatment will remove Sam from team activities indefinitely. The timeline for his return to competition is uncertain. In respect for Sam’s privacy and in compliance with HIPAA, no additional details will be shared at this time. Wake Forest Athletics medical and athletics training staff are providing Sam and his family with constant support. More updates will be shared when appropriate.”Wake Forest Athletics encourages well-wishers to send notes of support to Sam and his family via email at wfsports@wfu.edu.”
  • Statement from Head Football Coach Dave Clawson:
    • Sam Hartman is the true embodiment of a leader and is one of the finest young men I have ever had the pleasure to coach. As a two-time captain and coming off record-setting seasons in 2020 and 2021, Sam was intensely-focused on the betterment of his teammates throughout the entire offseason and helping our program continue to achieve great things on the field. Additionally, he is an incredible person in the community and in the classroom. We’ll look forward to having Sam back on the field as soon as he can and in the meantime Sam and his family have the full support of our coaching staff and program in his recovery.”
  • Statement from Director of Athletics John Currie
    • “Our number one priority at Wake Forest is always the health and safety of our student-athletes. As we rally around Sam and his family, we are grateful for the expert care and attention provided by our entire sports medicine team led by head physician Dr. Chris Miles, and head trainer/associate athletics director Niles FleetSam Hartman represents everything right about intercollegiate athletics and the unparalleled team culture Coach Clawson has built at Wake Forest. We know all of Deacon Nation is in his corner.”
  • Statement from Redshirt Junior Quarterback Sam Hartman:
    • “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.”

Photo: Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman fights his way to the endzone last season in the Deacons’ 35-14 win over Florida State. (Brian Bishop/The Patriot)