• ‘Muscle Hamster’ Doug Martin building big reputation

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 17, 2012
    The ?Muscle Hamster? has seven rushing touchdowns. That?s when the legend of the Muscle Hamster grew. The Tampa Bay running back has been dubbed the ?Muscle Hamster,? and he hears it everywhere he goes. ?I?m over it,? he said. ?I?m so over it. I just don?t like that name.? The nickname?s origins go back to Martin?s days at Boise State, when a teammate called his then-girlfriend, a gymnast, a muscle hamster. Doug Martin might have one of the worst nicknames in sports, and he knows it. ?We had strong feelings for Doug and he was an excellent football player and our kind of person. Martin, a first-round pick from Boise State, is tied for fourth in the league in rushing with 862 yards.
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