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Travis Homer | Running Back

Team: Miami (FL) Hurricanes
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195

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Miami junior RB Travis Homer ran for 168 yards on eight carries with a touchdown in a 24-3 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Homer was limited in touches, but he certainly made the most of them. The most impressive was a 64-yard score in the third quarter that opened up the lead to 17-3 lead for the Hurricanes. It's been an extremely disappointing season for Miami, but the Hurricanes send their seniors out on a winning note at home. A bowl game will come next for Miami in December. Nov 24 - 6:52 PM

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Miami HC Mark Richt said of junior RB Travis Homer (calf), "[W]e feel good about him playing (against Georgia Tech on Saturday)."

Matters looked somewhat murkier early in the week -- Homer did not practice Tuesday and was limited on Wednesday -- but he was out there practicing without significant issue on Thursday. The junior back leads Miami with 702 rushing yards this season. If he can't go (or ends up limited) against the Yellow Jackets, Cam Davis could potentially see an uptick in work. DeeJay Dallas would serve as starter in that case.
Nov 9 - 3:00 PM

Miami junior RB Travis Homer (calf) did not officially practice on Wednesday.

Hurricanes HC Mark Richt said that Homer got in "mental" reps ahead of Saturday's game against Georgia Tech, but, it's the second-straight missed practice for the junior tailback. Miami doesn't believe that the injury is serious, but DeeJay Dallas looks like he has a good chance of being the bell-cow for Miami against the Yellow Jackets this Saturday.
Nov 7 - 2:53 PM

Miami HC Mark Richt told reporters that junior RB Travis Homer (calf) should be able to play against Georgia Tech this week.

Homer suffered what is apparently a minor calf injury against Duke last week. On Tuesday, he rode a stationary bike during the media-availability portion of practice while wearing a black elasticized brace over his left calf and lower leg. He "walked gingerly after he got off the bike," according to Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald. DeeJay Dallas took first-team reps on Tuesday.
Nov 6 - 1:01 PM

Miami junior RB Travis Homer rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in Saturday's 20-12 loss to Duke.

While the Hurricanes proved incompetent as a passing team -- both Malik Rosier and N'Kosi Perry played, neither effectively -- they found plenty of success on the ground. Homer led the way with his 133 yards rushing, with DeeJay Dallas (124 yards) making a mark on the game to boot. For the campaign, Homer has now rushed for 702 yards and a pair of touchdowns in nine games. The Hurricanes will continue their lost season against Georgia Tech next weekend.
Nov 3 - 11:00 PM

Miami junior RB Travis Homer rushed for 88 yards on 14 carries in Thursday's 47-10 win over North Carolina.

Homer gained 56 of those yards on one play, as his run deep into North Carolina territory set up a DeeJay Dallas touchdown. After carrying the ball just seven times in the Hurricanes' season-opening loss to LSU, the junior has at least 13 carries in each of the last four games. While more than half of Homer's yards were gained on one play, it was a solid effort on the heels of his performance in Miami's Sept. 22 win over FIU (13 carries, 114 yards, 1 TD).
Sep 27 - 11:24 PM

Miami junior RB Travis Homer ran for 114 yards and a score on 13 carries in a 31-17 victory over Florida International on Saturday.

Homer was not impressive in the previous weeks. Sure, this one come against a Sun Belt opponent, but this was obviously a much better effort. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound tailback got the Hurricanes on the board with a 35-yard burst into the end zone, and he made several other impressive runs in a game that wasn’t as close as the scoreboard indicates. DeeJay Dallas is going to get his share of carries, too, but Homer is still a player worth keeping an eye on. He and Miami will face North Carolina on Thursday.
Sep 22 - 6:54 PM

The Draft Network's Jon Ledyard lists Miami junior RB Travis Homer as a player whose stock fell after his performance on Saturday against Toledo.

Homer ran for 62 yards on 16 carries in the win, so it wasn't an ugly statistical game, but it's not a great effort against a MAC squad, and as we all know, the stats don't always tell the story. "...Homer just isn’t decisive or explosive enough to take advantage of slight creases up front," Ledyard writes, "and he’s not the type of playmaker to create yardage on his own outside of structure or at the second level." He's also losing carries to DeeJay Dallas, as Ledyard notes, which will certainly hurt his draft stock if only because of tape.
Sep 17 - 9:56 PM

Miami junior RB Travis Homer rushed for 70 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries in Saturday's 77-0 win over Savannah State.

Against an overwhelmed opponent Homer managed to score twice, but it's important to note that 35 of those yards were gained on one play. Homer was one of three Miami running backs to have a run of at least 34 yards, with the others being DeeJay Dallas (34) and Mark Lingard (64). In Miami's season-opening loss to LSU, Homer rushed for just 30 yards on seven carries, with 17 of those yards coming on one play.
Sep 8 - 10:46 PM

Miami junior RB Travis Homer said that one of his focuses this offseason has been improving his strength and stamina.

"I think you’re going to see a lot of different weights go up and our speed getting faster. I like it … I’ve been working on strength, upper body, lower body," Homer explained, adding that all this work should help him to pick up blocks in pass protection. After opening the 2017 season as backup to Mark Walton, the 5-foot-11, 195-pounder was forced into starting action after Walton sustained a season-ending ankle injury midway through the campaign. All told, the then-sophomore wrapped the past year having rushed for 966 yards (5.9 YPC) and eight touchdowns while posting an 18-219-1 receiving line. With Walton moving on to the pro ranks, Homer will have a chance for robust numbers in Coral Gables this coming season.
May 30 - 2:39 PM

Miami sophomore RB Travis Homer rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in Saturday's 44-28 win over Virginia.

Homer did not find the end zone until the closing minutes of the fourth quarter, when he scampered in from 19 yards out to give the Hurricanes their final margin of victory. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound sophomore has rushed for at least 90 yards in five of six games since taking over as starter for the injured Mark Walton.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 04:03:00 PM

Miami (FL) sophomore RB Travis Homer ran for 146 yards on 18 carries in a 41-8 crushing of Notre Dame on Saturday.

When Hurricane star running back Mark Walton went down, there were questions about who could step up in the run game for Miami. We certainly have our answer. Homer was outstanding against Notre Dame, consistently finding holes and making it into the Irish secondary. He didn't score, and that's just about the only "negative" we can find in this effort. Miami is back. They take on Virginia next week.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 11:37:00 PM

Miami sophomore RB Travis Homer ran for 95 yards and a score on 14 carries in a 28-10 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday.

On all but one carry, Homer (5'11/195) was held to 31 yards on 13 carries. That one carry was huge, however; a 64-yard burst into the end zone to give the Hurricanes a 14-3 lead. Outside of that run the talented sophomore was held in check by the tough Virginia Tech defense, but it was a huge play by Homer that set the tone for the rest of the game for the Hurricanes. Miami has a huge matchup next week against Notre Dame with playoff implications.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 11:27:00 PM

Miami sophomore RB Travis Homer ran for 170 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in Saturday's 25-24 win over Georgia Tech.

The Hurricanes handed the starting running back job to Homer this week after it was announced that Mark Walton would miss the remainder of the season with an injury. And boy did he impress in his first extended look against a Power 5 team, averaging 8.3 YPC. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Homer ranked as ESPN's No. 175 overall prospect in the 2016 class.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 07:14:00 PM

Miami HC Mark Richt said that he expects sophomore RB Travis Homer to play "a bunch" during the coming season.

"He’s very confident in what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. He’s doing a nice job. He’s ready to be a solid backup to (Mark) Walton, and if you’re No. 2 at running back you’re playing a bunch," Richt said. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder ranked as ESPN 300's No. 175 prospect in the 2016 class. As a true freshman, he saw just seven carries. You can expect that number to jump significantly this year.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 05:52:00 PM