In the NFL many players have nicknames, guys like Benjarvis Green Ellis is the Lawfirm, and CJ Spiller is named lightning, but Doug Martin told the world his nickname today on NFL AM.
On Sunday Doug Martin rushed for 251 yards, four touchdowns, and aÂ tonÂ ofÂ fantasy footballÂ points against theÂ Raiders. Heâ€™s been so good so far this year that some people are already saying he could be theÂ NFL Rookie of the YearÂ ahead ofÂ Andrew LuckÂ andÂ Robert Griffin IIIÂ at the end of the season.
But, the guy has one thing going against him right now: His terrible nickname. During an appearance onÂ NFL AMÂ earlier today, he talked about where it came from and why he canâ€™t get rid of it.
â€śIt has to be the worst nickname ever,â€ť he said. â€śI canâ€™t shake it. It started in college, started back in Boise, with our lineman. I have a lot of bigger friends, and theyâ€™d call me theÂ Muscle HamsterÂ because of how much I could lift in the weight room.â€ť
Muscle Hamster? Martin can shake just about anyone on the football field. But, heâ€™s going to have trouble shaking that nickname. Something tells us itâ€™s here to stay. What a horrible nicknameâ€¦..