2005 (Freshman): Reserve outfielder who played in 29 games with four starts ... Batted .240 with 13 runs, 11 off the bench, and six stolen bases ... Scored a run as a pinch-runner versus Iowa at ScreenTech Wiregrass Classic, and against Southeastern Louisiana and at Memphis ... Drew first start versus Jacksonville State on Saturday, going 1-for-4 with a walk, a run and one RBI ... Walked, stole a base and scored in reserve role on Sunday against JSU ... Struck out twice in start on Tuesday versus Southern Illinois ... Scored a run as a pinch-runner in SBC opener at Arkansas-Little Rock ... Walked and scored twice at Tennessee Tech ... Walked and stole a pair of bases at Austin Peay ... Singled, scored and drove in a run at home versus APSU ... Singled and scored in start against Belmont ... Singled twice off the bench versus Memphis ... Went 0-for-2 in Sunday start against South Alabama ... Drove in a run in first game of doubleheader at Arkansas State ... Doubled and scored off the bench in finale against New Mexico State.
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 ... Majoring in Accounting ... Father played baseball at Middle Tennessee from 1982-83, as did uncle, Jaime (1990-93) ... Brother, Jake, played at Columbia State CC ... Grandfather played for Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-36) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1937) and was a National League All-Star in 1934.