The Houston Texans continued their evaluation of the running back group and brought in Miami running back Travis Homer. Homer visited NRG Stadium and met with coaches and staff for the organization to get a closer look. The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson first reported Homer's visit with the Texans.
"What I got from the visit is that their staff is filled with good people," Homer said to Wilson of his visit to Houston. "I got the feeling that they cared for their players. I got to meet and talk with a lot of people. We did some board work also."
Homer checked in at the NFL Combine and 5-foot-10 and 201 lbs. and ran a 4.48 forty-yard dash with a 39.5 vertical jump and a broad jump of 130.0 inches.
Primarily a backup his career at Miami, Homer took advantage of his opportunity his final season with the Hurricanes after starter Mark Walton went down with an ankle injury.
In 2018, Homer started nine games of the season averaging 5.9 yards a carry on 163 carries. Finishing the season with 966 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, Homer also caught 19 passes for 219 yards and a score. His strong 2018 season earned him a second-team all-conference selection by ACC coaches.
In 2017, he started all 13 games and led the Hurricanes in rushing with 985 yards while averaging 6.0 yards a carry. He also punched in four rushing touchdowns.
Homer also has special teams work under his belt being part of coverage team his freshman season.
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