Doug Martin has officially stricken the name “Muscle Hamster” from all the records. He now has stated that he wants to be known as “Dougernaut”.
The Fourth-year running back out of Boise State has made his predilection known to the world. This Wednesday morning Pewter Report asked Doug Martin how much he liked the name Dougernaut and he replied, “Yeah that’s the nickname I’m going with.” The Dougernaut had stated in 2012, that Muscle Hamster ” had to be the worst nickname ever.” Doug Martin continued to say,
“I can’t shake it. It started in college, started back in Boise, with our linemen. I have a lot of bigger friends, and they’d call me the Muscle Hamster because of how much I could lift in the weight room.”
Doug martin told NFL today back in 2012 that he would rather be called “Dougernaut” because anything is a lot better than being called Muscle Hamster. Vincent Jackson has already been calling him Dougernaut since before the start of the preseason this year. Regardless of what nickname he would have chosen, fans will still refer to Doug Martin as the ” Muscle Hamster”. I don’t believe it will be anytime soon; that Dougernaut will be able to escape the nightmare name, that has plagued him since college.