Homer Prendergast

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Homer Prendergast
Auburn Tigers
Position Halfback/Quarterback
Class Graduate
Career history
College Auburn (1913–1916)
Personal information
Born: (1893-04-20)April 20, 1893
Marshall, Texas
Died: June 3, 1975(1975-06-03) (aged 82)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Career highlights and awards

Finis Homer "Boosky" Prendergast, Jr. (April 20, 1893 – June 3, 1975) was a college football player and high school football coach.

Auburn University[edit]

Prendergast was a prominent running back for Mike Donahue's Auburn Tigers football team of Auburn University from 1913 to 1916. He also punted.


He was selected All-Southern in 1915.[1]


Prendergast was selected All-Southern again in 1916.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Homer Prendergast began as coach at Fair Park High School in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1931. He coached until 1955.[3][4]


  1. ^ Dick Jemison (November 30, 1915). "Composite All-Southern Of Ten Of The Dopesters". Atlanta Constitution. p. 10. Retrieved March 5, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ closed access publication – behind paywall "All-Southern Football Team As Picked By Sport Writers". Augusta Chronicle. December 3, 1916. 
  3. ^ "Our Fair Park History". Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ Truman Stacey (January 13, 1955). "From The Press Box". Lake Charles American-Press. p. 9. Retrieved March 19, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read