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Inside SOTW Mag: Forces of Nature

When you play professional football, your life—save what little time you get to heal your body and spend with family and friends between February and June—is football. When summer rolls around, you don’t head to the lake for endless hours of waterskiing the way you did growing up with your brothers in rural Pennsylvania. You head for your team’s summer conditioning program. In short, you head for the weight room and stay there until preseason practices begin.

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A ride in Brad Benson’s 52-foot Marine Technology Inc. catamaran with twin Mercury Racing 1650 engines is all it’s cracked up to be.

Such was the life—and not one you’ll ever hear him complain about—of Brad Benson, a former offensive lineman for the New York Giants team that beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI in 1986. It wasn’t until Benson, now the 58-year-old owner of the Brad Benson Auto Group, a thriving Hyundai dealership in South Brunswick, N.J., retired three years later that he rediscovered the passion for time on the water he’d found with his parents and brothers.

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