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New York Giant Justin Tuck punishes his opponents on the field, but off the gridiron he’s all heart

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He also has a special box of Macanudos waiting to be smoked, made-to-order “Triple 7s” celebrating the birth of his son Jayce, who was born on the seventh day (of February), weighing seven pounds, seven ounces.
“I’m waiting for another special day,” he says. Like what? The birth of another child? Another Super Bowl victory?What?He looks away and pauses.
“I don’t know yet,” says Tuck, a man who revels in a life away from everything, the simplicity of everyday, everyman moments. “I’ll know it when it comes.”

Michael P. Geffner is a freelance writer living in New York City. He has been acknowledged for excellence seven times by the annual anthology Best American Sports Writing.
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