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Captain Rea: State's junior first baseman doesn't put self before team

February 11, 2014

Mississippi State's Wes Rea rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Virginia during last season's Charlottesville Super Regional. (Photo by Andrew Shurtleff, AP)

Wes Rea knows how good he is, but it's something that's not on his mind all the time.
The Mississippi State junior first baseman tries to be humble a good bit and it is evident when he was selected as a team captain for the second year in a row.
The recognition is a big deal to him, but Rea sees it as a way to help the team.
"It's a tremendous honor," Rea said. "For the guys to look up to me like that and know they can come to me in tough situations, it means a lot. It's an honor, but at the same time, I don't put myself above anyone on the team and they don't think that either."

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