Ole Miss baseball’s Friday night starter Doug Nikhazy is 12-5 in his short collegiate career, received Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball’s All American honors as a freshman and posted a 2.35 ERA in 2020. After his sophomore season, he was listed as D1Baseball’s No. 28 ranked sophomore pitcher.
Nikhazy is electric on the rubber. He may not light up the gun with his fastball, but his ability to sneak the heater past hitters and catch them chasing his nasty breaking ball makes the 5-foot-10, 205-pound lefty a dominant ace. And he never shies from showing emotion.
Outside of the diamond, The Rooster is an easy-going, fun-loving, slack-lining Florida boy and a bit of a wildcard. Though his social media presence isn’t that of other Rebel teammates, it is equally, if not more, entertaining.
We took the time to rank his 15 best tweets:
No. 15 - F is for friends who do stuff together
Yooo friends are the only thing that can keep my head on straight.— Døug Nikhazy (@Dougnikhazy) January 6, 2016
That’s what homies are for.
No. 14 - Relatable now more than ever
Dreams of fastballs and strikeouts— Døug Nikhazy (@Dougnikhazy) October 23, 2015
Much better than dancing sugarplums, in our opinion.
No. 13 - Worry not about the things out of your control
Tomorrow will be a good day— Døug Nikhazy (@Dougnikhazy) November 5, 2016
Especially if it’s #DougDay.
No. 12 - “I’ve been changing channels, I don’t see them on the T.V. shows...”
Where did all the good people go?— Døug Nikhazy (@Dougnikhazy) October 4, 2017
No. 11 - Facts only
Chipotle and sunsets are the best way to end the weekend— Døug Nikhazy (@Dougnikhazy) August 31, 2015
*verbal meme* Chipotle is my life.
No. 10 - Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy
"Y'all sleeping on me huh? Had a good snooze?"— Døug Nikhazy (@Dougnikhazy) January 31, 2017
Everyone’s awake now.
No. 9 - If it ain’t about the money
Money should make a difference not make you different.— Døug Nikhazy (@Dougnikhazy) October 6, 2015
Get paid, young Rooster, get paid.
No. 8 - Merry Merry
I need a picture of myself on Twitter bc Christmas pic.twitter.com/HyEmZSssyQ— Døug Nikhazy (@Dougnikhazy) December 25, 2015
If this isn’t a Florida Christmas outfit, what is?
No. 7 - Think about it
You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the Grim Reaper.— Døug Nikhazy (@Dougnikhazy) December 5, 2016
Every good pitcher has a maniacal side to him, that’s just facts.
No. 6 - #hecatchesbigfish
Peep the USA baseball hat. Talk about foreshadowing!
No. 5 - Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, we sing this song to pump you up
If you have not had this ice cream, get yourself to the nearest frozen aisle ASAP.
No. 4 - Watch him whip
You did, Doug.
No. 3 - The Rebel Alliance’s fearless leader
Anytime I see a picture of Princess Leia's hair I get a craving for a cinnamon bun...— Døug Nikhazy (@Dougnikhazy) January 23, 2016
Other people may have different thoughts about her hair, but the point is taken. Shoutout to the Pillsbury Doughboy.
No. 2 - A debate as old as time
Turtle or snail? Comment below!
No. 1 - Yes.
My life is a hurricane tortilla— Døug Nikhazy (@Dougnikhazy) August 18, 2015
We agree. We think.