For four years at Southern Miss, fans grew to appreciate Brian Dozier's diving stops and off-balance throws from shortstop.
On Tuesday, he was recognized as a Gold Glove second baseman for the Minnesota Twins.
Dozier has become a household name among Major League fans for his pop out of his leadoff spot, but he's also been a regular on defensive highlight reels. The native of Fulton finished the 2017 season with a fielding percentage of .993.
Dozier set an American League record for home runs by a second baseman with 42 in 2016. He didn't let up at the plate this season, batting .271 with 34 homers and 93 RBIs.
Dozier, a 2015 All-Star, helped lead the Twins to a Wild Card bid this season, hitting a home run to lead off the game in an 8-4 loss to the New York Yankees.
Southern Miss product Jim Davenport also won a Gold Glove for the San Francisco Giants in 1962.
Dozier was a standout shortstop at Southern Miss from 2006-09.