Alabama Football: 10 greatest quarterback-receiver duos of all time

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No. 9 Alabama Football Quarterback-Receiver Duo

  • Kenny Stabler and Dennis Homan – 1967 Season

Stabler and Homan were a 1967 duo when the Crimson Tide slumped to an 8-2-1 season. In the Tide’s undefeated 1966 season, Stabler’s top receiver was later to become, NFL head coach and Alabama Crimson Tide head coach, Ray Perkins.

Like Namath, Stabler was a sensational athlete who excelled at multiple sports. Also like Namath, Stabler was a non-conformist. Namath missed a Sugar Bowl game because of breaking a Bear Bryant rule. Stabler quit the team and sped home at one point. Both young men had to re-earn their team roles after returning.

Stabler played little as a sophomore and only threw 114 passes in the 1966 perfect season. He finished his Alabama career in 1967, having thrown 303 passes for 2,196 yards.

Dennis Homan caught 84 passes in his three-season Alabama career. His most productive season was 1967, with 54 receptions for 820 yards.

Kenny Stabler also rushed for 838 yards as a Crimson Tide quarterback. His ‘run through the mud’ to score the Tide’s only touchdown and beat Auburn in 1967 is legendary.