Sam Hartman to potentially break college football passing touchdown record

Can Sam Hartman Break College Football Passing Touchdown Record?

Veteran quarterback Sam Hartman has turned heads as Notre Dames' new QB1. The senior is already in the double-digit touchdown territory. He'll need 27 more to tie the all-time college football record. Can he do it?

who holds the all-time college football passing touchdown record?

Between 2007 to 2011, Houston Cougars' Case Keenum tossed 155 pigskins into the endzone. The quarterback has a 13 touchdown lead over the next, Boise States' Kellen Moore. 

Today, Keenum didn't stray to far from his roots and is the Houston Texans' third-stringer at 35-years-old.

College Football Passing Touchdown Leaders
PlayerPassing TouchdownsYears Active
Case Keenum1552007-2011
Kellen Moore1422008-2011
Graham Harrell1342005-2008
Colt Brennan 1312005-2007
Rakeem Cato 1312011-2014
Baker Mayfield1312013-2017
Landry Jones1232009-2012
Ty Detmer1211988-1991
Aaron Murray1212010-2013
Sam Hartman1282018-2023

Stats as of November 3, 2023

Sam hartman as a demon deacon

The 6-foot-1 signal-caller started his college career with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Hartman was the frontman for carrying the Demon Deacons to an ACC championship in 2021, where his six touchdowns weren't enough as his group fell to Clemson 51-45 in a double-overtime nail-biter. Still, he's got some ice in his veins. 

Hartman wrapped up his five seasons with 110 passing touchdowns and 12,967 passing yards, which ranked second in ACC history behind Philip Rivers (13,484).

From a demon to a fighter

After five seasons, Hartman decided to become apart of the Fighting Irish via the transfer portal, where he was listed as 94 overall and ranked at the top of all quarterbacks. 

His debut with the Irish, whose win total is set a nine, came in Dublin, Ireland at the Aer Lingus Classic. Jitters? Never heard of 'em. Hartman completed a whopping 82% of his passes and four touchdowns for a dominant 42-3 win over Navy. 

Hartman currently sits with +10000 odds to take home the Heisman Trophy

Can sam hartman break the passing touchdown record?

For sure. In his last two seasons, the North Carolina native has tossed at least 38 touchdowns each year. As he gets older, he progressively gets more mature on the field too, posting his best stats over two seasons. 

Sam Hartman All-Time Stats
YearPassing YardsPassing TDsCompletion Percentage

The Fighting Irish were focused on getting back on track to becoming CFP contenders. However, after a Week 6 loss to Louisville, they've officially lost their chance. 

Still, Hartman's experience and drive as he polishes off his career in the NCAAF doesn't go unnoticed. He looks to hopefully be snagged in the 2024 NFL Draft. I mean, he literally wears his rib on a necklace to show off his determination... But, that's a whole other story! Point is, he means business. 

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