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Video: Meet Tampa Bay Rays' Sam Fuld

He had a breakout year in 2011, when his flying acrobatic catches caught the attention of fans and ESPN alike. And although last season had its ups and downs because of injury, outfielder Sam Fuld is still treasuring the memories of his nickname and the accolades. But he's more than humble when he's describing his surfing skills, his family's lofty professions and his connection to some pretty widely known figures of pop culture: Mark Zuckerberg and Dan Brown, to name two. (You'll have to watch the video to get the connection, though.)

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Now's your chance to get to know the 2013 Tampa Bay Rays better with our special video reports. Just go to tampabay.com/meettherays for more player profiles. You'll see intimate details, fun facts and sweet moments from some of your favorite players and manager Joe Maddon.

Video: Meet Tampa Bay Rays' Sam Fuld 03/28/13 [Last modified: Thursday, March 28, 2013 5:18pm]
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    Bucs

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    Lightning Strikes

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    Sports

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