Ex-Notre Dame and Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman signs with the Washington Commanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sam Hartman is getting his first chance in the NFL with the Washington Commanders.

The team signed the former Notre Dame and Wake Forest quarterback Monday along with 10 other undrafted free agents.

Hartman, 24, is the latest addition to a crowded group of QBs after the team selected LSU Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels with the second pick in the draft and signed veterans Marcus Mariota and Jeff Driskel. Washington still has practice squad holdover Jake Fromm around, too.

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Hartman played his first five college seasons nearby at Wake Forest, throwing for 12,967 yards, 110 touchdowns and 41 interceptions. He transferred to Notre Dame and threw for 2,689 yards, 24 TDs and eight INTs.

Hartman signed along with USC running back Austin Jones, Arizona running back Michael Wiley, Georgia receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, UCLA tight end Colson Yankoff, Toledo offensive tackle David Nwaogwugwu, Pitt cornerback AJ Woods, Colorado State cornerback Chigozie Anusiem, Iowa State safety Ben Nikkel, Texas Tech safety Tyler Owens and Virginia Tech defensive tackle Norell Pollard.

Assistant general manager Lance Newmark on Saturday alluded to agreements with “some really exciting players” the Commanders were strongly considering taking in the late rounds of the draft. And they may not be done.

“We have a rookie minicamp in a couple weeks that we will get to kick the tires on some guys that may have fallen through the cracks,” Newmark said. “Between now and then I think it’s more of kind of a self-evaluation of what just happened, what’s still out there, where are we still deficient and do everything we can to address that.”

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