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Henry Homan

Henry Homan

American football player
Henry Homan
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Intro American football player
A.K.A. Two-Bits Homan
Was American football player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 7 June 1898, Reading, USA
Death 11 May 1953 (aged 54 years)
Star sign Gemini
Stats
Weight: 145 lbs
Education
Lebanon Valley College
Sports Teams
Frankford Yellow Jackets
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Biography

Henry Homan (June 7, 1898 – May 11, 1953) was a professional American football player. Homan was a college stand-out at Lebanon Valley College where he played quarterback and graduated in 1924. He gained his nickname of "Two Bits" due to his size. Standing at 5′5″ and weighing in at an average 150 lbs throughout his playing day, Homan was one of the smallest players ever in the National Football League.

Homan joined the NFL in 1925 with the Frankford Yellow Jackets and played his whole career with them until 1930. Though one of the lesser known NFL players, he was one of the most popular Yellow Jacket players. The Yellow Jackets, with Homan, would go on to win the 1926 NFL Championship.

Homan also played football with the independent Millville Football & Athletic Club, a professional football team based in New Jersey in 1925. The team won the mythical "Pro Football Championship of New Jersey" that year. In January 1926, Homan and several other members of the Millville Big Blue, traveled to Florida to play a series of exhibition games. They formed a team called the Haven-Villa of Winter Haven played against Jim Thorpe and his Tampa Cardinals. The team left Florida with a 5-0-1 record.

He was elected into the Lebanon Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1976.

The Touchdown Celebration Rumor

Rumors have it that Homan was the first to celebrate a touchdown. On returning a punt for a touchdown, he held onto the ball, shook his teammates' hands and the official's hand before he handed the ball to the official. However, even though he had multiple returns for touchdowns, no reliable account of this incident has been found.

Season Stats

(Record of NFL play only)

Year Age Team Games
1925 27 Frankford 15
1926 28 Frankford 6
1927 29 Frankford 16
1928 30 Frankford 11
1929 31 Frankford 17
1930 32 Frankford 14
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 16 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.nfl.com/player/two-bitshoman/2516765/profile
https://books.google.com/books?id=yV7lvstPuqgC&lpg=PA4&ots=AZegWX5hGF&dq=Two-Bits%20Homan&pg=PA4#v=onepage&q=Two-Bits%20Homan&f=false
http://www.nfl.com/players/two-bitshoman/2516765
https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/H/HomaTw20.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20100929173319/http://profootballresearchers.org/Articles/Millville.pdf
http://home.comcast.net/~ghostsofthegridiron/Yellowjackets.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25357233
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