Miami Hurricanes Travis Homer one of ACC’s best big play RBs

TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Running back Travis Homer
TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Running back Travis Homer /
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In a study of the all-around games of ACC running backs, the Miami Hurricanes Travis Homer rated as one of the best big-play threats in the ACC. The study was conducted through a partnership between 247Sports and Pro Football Focus.

Homer scored especially well in speed, elusiveness and blocking. Only returning running backs in the ACC were ranked. They were scored in five different categories. The Miami Hurricanes could have two or three running backs on this list by the end of the 2018 season.

DeeJay Dallas is likely to get more snaps in 2018. The Miami Hurricanes moved Dallas from wide receiver to running back after Mark Walton was lost for the season in the Florida State game. That was only the fourth game of the season. Freshman Lorenzo Lingard also figures to see a significant amount of carries.

Five different criteria were used to break down a running back’s total game. Using only stats in ACC Conference games, 247 and PFF examined what they titled “Elusive Rating, Breaking Percentage, Yards Per Route Run, Drop Rate, and Running Back Pass Blocking Efficiency to look at the various aspects of how well a running back is playing.”

Homer did not rate in the top ten in the passing game. He did excel out of the backfield last season, however. Homer finished 2017 with 18 receptions for 219 yards and one touchdown.

In less than one season Homer quickly moved up the depth chart. After being the fourth string running back in 2016, Homer became the starter when Walton got hurt.