Ranking the Top ACC QB, 2022

ACC power rankings
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2. Sam Hartman, Wake Forest

During the 2021 season, while Hartman led Wake Forest to an Atlantic Division title, the star quarterback threw for 4,228 yards and 39 touchdowns. Digging further: Hartman completed 58.9 percent of his pass attempts, while averaging 8.3 yards per attempt.

Hartman, the point man for one of the most explosive offenses in the FBS, also ran for 11 touchdowns. He joins Clemson’s Deshaun Watson as the only two ACC quarterbacks to post a season with 4,000 passing yards, 30+ passing touchdowns and 10+ rushing touchdowns.

As Cam Lemons noted in his piece for Demon Deacon Digest, Hartman was one of the top passers in the country on throws of 20+ yards. Moreover, 70 percent of his passing yards occurred before the catch, which means Hartman numbers aren’t inflated by a bunch of catch-and-runs off short passes.

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