Sam Hartman has the internet talking ... about his hair

The ex-Notre Dame football quarterback wants the NFL to take notice, but Sam Hartman got attention for something else entirely.

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Since arriving in South Bend, there's been a lot of talk about the possibility that Notre Dame football fans simply overvalued Sam Hartman. He was a solid quarterback who was expected to be dominant... and wasn't.

The fact that he wasn't dominant is one of the reasons that the man who was once considered one of the best quarterbacks in college football is struggling to make his case to the NFL. To his credit, he's not giving up.

Sam Hartman is doing everything he can to prove to coaches and scouts that he should be drafted. And that he should be drafted before he becomes Mr. Irrelevant. To that end, the Wake Forest transfer is doing everything he can to catch people's attention at the NFL Combine.

The problem is that the former Notre Dame football quarterback, who seems to have a career in modeling when his playing days are over, is getting attention for his looks far more than his football performance.

That was especially the case when Hartman decided to run the 40-yard-dash on Friday. He was one of the only quarterbacks at the NFL Combine to do so. That should be lauded. He wasn't afraid of possibly not performing as well as expected.

But in the end, it wasn't his running that caught social media's attention. It was what he looked like doing it. Sam Hartman's hair has been the talk of the NFL Combine. It's even gotten to the point where he's had to share his hair care tips.

Even if those tips turned out to literally just be "sprinkle some water on it and go." It should be pointed out that Sam Hartman seems to be taking all this in stride. But he can't be thrilled that he's the talk of social media for reasons beyond his arm and his legs.

Sam Hartman is the talk of social media for some very interesting reasons

Not to pile on to Sam Hartman hair talk, but you've gotta wonder how if that luscious mop didn't slow the former Notre Dame football star from running an even faster 40.