notre dame Quarterback Sam Hartman will enter his sixth college season on a new campus after transferring from Wake Forest after the 2022 college football season.
His sixth year comes after a season with the Demon Deacons in which Hartman underwent surgery in August 2022 to remove a blood clot due to a condition known as Paget-Schroetter syndrome.
The procedure included the removal of a rib near Hartman’s clavicle to give more room for blood vessels and prevent future clots, according to The Athletic.
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Hartman has said that the removed rib will soon be made into a necklace.
«The rib is good. In fact, it’s clean. It looks like a fossil type deal. It’s on its way to becoming a necklace. I think we’re a couple of weeks away from finishing it. Just making sure that we take great care of it and that it stays in one piece,» Hartman said Thursday on «The Paul Finebaum Show.»
Hartman said her mother is in charge of making the necklace, though she doesn’t plan to wear it often.
«My mom is actually running it for me,» Hartman continued. “So, greetings to mom as always, the angel. She worked as a nurse in labor, intensive care…she’s seen worse, I’d say.
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«He took the bull by the horns and I asked him to try to make it like a puka shell, with the rib like a shark tooth at the end.»
Hartman only missed one game after the procedure, returning for Wake Forest’s Week 2 matchup against Vanderbilt.
Hartman passed for 3,701 yards and 38 touchdowns in his final season at Winston-Salem, leading the demonic deacons to an 8-5 record.
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Now take over under center for the wrestling irish as head coach Marcus Freeman enters his second season.
Notre Dame will welcome Wake Forest to South Bend, IN on November 18.
«The one at Wake Forest is tough. It’s going to be tough overall. I think you’re in one place for so long that you know everybody on the team except the new guys that just came out in the summer,» Hartman said Thursday. . «It’s a big game for both teams. And obviously every game at the end of the season is going to be big.»