I received an email last evening from a former reader who indicated that my blog (or recent post, perhaps) is “sTUPID!” Well, at the heart of this blog’s stupidity is my feature known as the Most Obscure Player Award… so now is as good a time as any for our final installment of the 1960s.
I already noted that Dennis Homan was the top pick of the Cowboys in the 1968 draft. In his three seasons with Dallas, the 1969 season was his best, catching 12 passes for 240 yards, but no touchdowns. He lasted one more year with the Cowboys before playing two seasons with Kansas City.
Homan joined the Birmingham franchise of the World Football League, where he became a star! There is, in fact, an entire page (with pictures) focusing on his accomplishments with the WFL. I also learned from that page that Homan was a kick holder in his final season with Birmingham, which makes his selection all the more appropriate.
Here is the text:
Dennis Homan, wide receiver from the University of Alabama, was an integral part of the Birmingham offense. He was a star for the Crimson Tide from 1965 to 1967, earning All-American honors in 1967. He played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs before joining Birmingham.
Homan was Birmingham’s leading receiver both seasons, catching 61 passes for the Americans in 1974 for 930 yards and scoring 8 TDs and 2 action points. In the 1975 abbreviated season he grabbed 18 passes for 277 yards in the Vulcans’ run dominated offense.
Homan is still tied for ninth place in career receptions with Alabama. In fact, for $9.95 you can buy an autographed picture of Homan in college, catching a pass against (I think?) Texas A&M.