High School: Three-time All-Area selection for coach Mack Hawks at Oakland HS ... Named All-Midstate and All-District as junior and senior ... Honorable Mention All-District as sophomore ... Batted. 370 with 60 runs scored (second in state) and 28 stolen bases as junior ... Earned First Team All-Midstate from the Tennessean as a senior, batting .402 with seven doubles, 34 stolen bases, 21 walks and 13 RBIs ... Two-year letterwinner in football ... Member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Douglas James Birkofer II ... Son of Doug and Jerri Birkofer ... Born December 18, 1985 ... Father played baseball at Middle Tennessee from 1982-83, as did uncle, Jaime (1990-93) ... Brother, Jake, plays at Columbia State CC ... Grandfather played for Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-36) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1937) and was a National League All-Star in 1934.