Travis Homer

American football player (born 1998)

American football player
Travis Homer
No. 20 – Chicago Bears
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1998-08-07) August 7, 1998 (age 25)
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach, Florida)
College:Miami (FL) (2016–2018)
NFL draft:2019 / Round: 6 / Pick: 204
Career history
  • Seattle Seahawks (2019–2022)
  • Chicago Bears (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Rushing yards:453
Rushing average:5.5
Rushing touchdowns:1
Receptions:52
Receiving yards:464
Receiving touchdowns:2
Return yards:444
Return touchdowns:1
Player stats at PFR

Travis Homer (born August 7, 1998) is an American football running back for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Miami (FL).

Early life

Homer attended Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida. During his high school football career, he had over 3,200 rushing yards and 50 total touchdowns. He committed to the University of Miami to play college football.[1][2]

College career

As a true freshman at Miami in 2016, Homer played in 12 games, rushing for 44 yards on seven carries.[3] As a sophomore in 2017, he appeared in 13 games and started the final nine. He finished the season with 966 rushing yards on 163 carries with eight touchdowns.[4] As a junior in 2018, he had 164 carries for 985 yards and four touchdowns. After the season, he entered the 2019 NFL Draft.[5][6]

Statistics

Season Team Conf Class Pos GP Rushing Receiving
Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2016 Miami (FL) ACC FR RB 7 7 44 6.3 0 0 0 0.0 0
2017 Miami (FL) ACC SO RB 13 163 966 5.9 8 18 219 12.2 1
2018 Miami (FL) ACC JR RB 13 164 985 6.0 4 19 186 9.8 0
Career 37 334 1,995 6.0 12 37 405 10.9 1

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 10+38 in
(1.79 m)
201 lb
(91 kg)
31+12 in
(0.80 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.48 s 1.57 s 2.61 s 4.31 s 7.07 s 39.5 in
(1.00 m)
10 ft 10 in
(3.30 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7][8]

Seattle Seahawks

Homer was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round (204th overall) of the 2019 NFL draft.[9] His first career carry came on December 2, 2019, during Monday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings, where he was snapped the ball on a fake punt and ran 29 yards for a first down.[10] Homer made his first career start in Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers after starting running backs Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny suffered season ending injuries during the previous two games. During the game, Homer rushed 10 times for 62 yards and caught five passes for 30 yards in the 26–21 loss.[11] Homer started Seattle's first playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but was benched in favor of the newly resigned Marshawn Lynch in the Divisional Round matchup against the Green Bay Packers.[12]

Homer entered the 2020 season third on the running back depth chart. He was placed on injured reserve on December 19, 2020.[13]

In Week 8 of the 2021 season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Homer recovered an onside kick with 1:49 left in the game and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown. The Seahawks would win 31–7. This was the first special teams touchdown for the Seahawks since the final week of the 2017 regular season.[14] In Week 13, Homer scored a 73 yard touchdown on a fake punt against the San Francisco 49ers as the Seahawks would go on to win 30–23.[15] He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance.[16]

On September 28, 2022, Homer was placed on injured reserve.[17] He was activated on October 29.[18] On January 7, 2023, Homer was placed back on injured reserve with an ankle injury.[19]

Chicago Bears

On March 15, 2023, Homer signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bears worth up to $4.5 million.[20]

References

  1. ^ Clark, Ryan S. (May 31, 2015). "'Canes get commitment from Oxbridge RB Travis Homer". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  2. ^ Furones, David (June 30, 2015). "UM commit Travis Homer excited about opportunity with Hurricanes - High School Sports Blog". Miami Herald. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  3. ^ Richardson, Shandel (March 31, 2017). "Hurricanes sophomore Travis Homer favorite for backup RB". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  4. ^ Elman, Jake (December 28, 2017). "Ex-Oxbridge star Travis Homer quietly helped save Hurricanes' season". The Palm Beach Post. Archived from the original on April 11, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  5. ^ McPherson, Jordan (December 30, 2018). "Not long after Richt announces retirement, UM's top running back declares for NFL Draft". Miami Herald. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  6. ^ Furones, David (December 30, 2018). "Miami Hurricanes running back Travis Homer goes pro, signs with agent". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  7. ^ "Travis Homer Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  8. ^ "2019 Draft Scout Travis Homer, Miami NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved July 4, 2022.
  9. ^ Boyle, John (April 27, 2019). "Seahawks Select Miami Running Back Travis Homer No. 204 Overall In 2019 NFL Draft". Seahawks.com.
  10. ^ "Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks - December 2nd, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  11. ^ "49ers win NFC West, No. 1 seed with 26-21 win over Seahawks". www.espn.com. Associated Press. December 29, 2019. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  12. ^ Bieler, Des (January 7, 2020). "Seahawks plan to increase Marshawn Lynch's role against Packers". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  13. ^ Boyle, John (December 19, 2020). "Seahawks Activate RB Rashaad Penny & DE Damontre Moore". Seahawks.com.
  14. ^ "Seahawks' Travis Homer: Returns onside kick for touchdown". cbssports.com. November 1, 2021. 2021
  15. ^ "'He's dangerous': Travis Homer does it all on special teams to spark Seahawks' upset of 49ers". seattletimes.com. December 5, 2021.
  16. ^ Gordon, Grant (December 8, 2021). "Chargers QB Justin Herbert, Lions QB Jared Goff among NFL Players of the Week". NFL.com.
  17. ^ Boyle, John (September 28, 2022). "Seahawks Place Travis Homer On IR, Sign CB Xavier Crawford To 53-Man Roster". Seahawks.com.
  18. ^ Boyle, John (October 29, 2022). "Seahawks Activate Travis Homer From IR; Elevate Bruce Irvin & Cade Johnson From Practice Squad". Seahawks.com.
  19. ^ "Seahawks Place RB Travis Homer on IR, Make 3 Roster Moves Before Rams". si.com. Retrieved January 2, 2024.
  20. ^ Mayer, Larry (March 15, 2023). "Roster Move: Bears agree to terms with RB Travis Homer". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved May 18, 2023.

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