(1-21-18) 2017 All-Ohio D VI Offensive Player of the Year, Ft. Recovery running back Will Homan, will continue his football career next season at back-to-back two-time NAIA National Football Champion St. Francis University in Ft. Wayne.
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Homan picked up numerous honors this season being named the Midwest Athletic Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year, District and Region as well.
This season he broke several county records in a big way, rushing for a Mercer County record of 420 yards on 32 carries in a win over St. Henry this season, breaking a record set in 1993. Homan would go on to set the county’s single-season rushing record this season with over 2,300 yards.
Ft. Recovery Head Football Coach Brent Niekamp talks about his star running back’s career and his future:
Will really emerged as a force for our team during the playoffs during his sophomore year. He split carries with senior RB Kyle Schroer during the season. When Kyle was injured in our second round game vs Lehman, Will carried the workload including 234 yards vs Minster in the regional finals. Since then he has been our main ball carrier, and an extremely effective one. One big thing that Will brought to our team was practicing and playing at a level that most guys can’t or won’t. His effort everyday was at an extreme level whether that was in the weight room, practice or the biggest games. Will always brought an effort level that lifted his teammates. I know his offensive linemen respected him. Those guys would see how hard he goes every time, and they took a lot of pride in his success (deservedly so). Will seemed to answer whatever challenge came up. In 2015, it was the playoff game vs Minster. This past season we needed to beat St. Henry to get into the playoffs and Will put together the best individual effort I’ve ever seen. The important thing for him was always helping his team win.
I think St. Francis is a natural fit for Will. He wants to study nursing and their nursing school has a great reputation. Their football team is at the top of the NAIA, so he’ll have a chance to play at a high level. Fort Wayne is an easy drive for Ft. Recovery fans to make. It really just seems like a perfect fit.
— Billy Homan (@willhoman24) January 21, 2018