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March 23, 2009 at 4:32 PM

The Top 10 Huskies — Number Six

As last year quickly deteriorated, one player who seemed to get lost in the muck was fullback Paul Homer, who also battled some nagging injuries along the way.
UW just didn’t seem to use the fullback all that much once Jake Locker was injured — Homer had four carries in the first two games and just three the rest of the year.
The result was a dropoff in his production from 2007, when he looked like one of the budding young stars at his position in the conference. He had just seven carries for 14 yards last season compared to 22 for 54 in 2007.
But with a new staff, and one that has given lots of use to the fullback in its offense through the years, Homer could thrive. And that could make him one of UW’s most valuable players in 2009. It also could make him one of Washington’s best prospects. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. recently rated Homer fifth on his list of the top five fullback prospects for the 2010 draft.
Homer also has been a standout special teams player in his UW career and had four tackles last season and has 12 in his career, more evidence of his value to the Huskies.
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