Reserve outfielder who played in 35 games with 11 starts ... Ten of his starts came in an 11-game stretch in March ... Singled off the bench in season opener at Jacksonville State ... Stole a base and scored in first game of doubleheader and singled in second game on Sunday at JSU ... Scored off the bench on Saturday against Missouri State ... Started 11 of the next 12 games, playing mostly in centerfield ... Singled, walked, stole a base and scored a run in second game at Memphis ... Had two hits and stole a base in opener at Southern Illinois ... Collected two more hits and walked on Saturday at SIU and went 3-for-5 with a run in finale against the Salukis ... Walked and singled at Austin Peay ... Walked twice, stole a base and scored a run in Sun Belt opener versus Arkansas-Little Rock ... Scored a run off the bench in first game versus Samford ... Went 0-for-4 in a start at New Orleans ... Scored as pinch-runner versus Belmont ... Stole a base against Lipscomb ... Doubled and drove in a run at Florida International ... Scored as pinch-runner versus Memphis ... Scored off the bench against South Alabama and went 1-for-2 versus Louisiana-Lafayette at Sun Belt Championships.
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.