After rushing for 251 yards and four touchdowns against Oakland on Sunday, Tampa Bay rookie running back Doug Martin has become something of a national phenomenon.
He’s received all sorts of attention, but there’s a downside that comes with that. Martin’s nickname (“Muscle Hamster’’) is getting mentioned just about every time he does.
Problem is, Martin doesn’t like the nickname.
“It has to be the worst nickname ever,” Martin told “NFL AM.” “I can’t shake it. It started in college, started back in Boise [at Boise State] 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.”
Well, if Martin doesn’t like that nickname, maybe it’s time to give him another one. Let’s have some fun.
Send your suggestions for a new nickname for Martin to my Twitter account (@espn_nfcsouth). I’ll sort through them and choose a few that I think have possibilities.
I’ll then narrow it down to three or four and we’ll have a SportsNation poll later in the week to let you choose a winner. Of course, there's no guarantee Martin will like that nickname either.