Reporting Ed Benkin
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By Ed Benkin
MARLTON, N.J. (CBS) — The mayor of Evesham Township, NJ has a unique part-time job — one that resulted in a Super Bowl ring for him last weekend.
Evesham Township mayor Randy Brown has spent the last five years working as a kicking consultant for the Baltimore Ravens.
On Sunday, Brown was on the sidelines with the Ravens at the Super Bowl in New Orleans, and describes it as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“I’ve been to Super Bowls as a fan,” Brown tells KYW Newsradio, “but to be there and to be part of it, to be on the sidelines, it was very surreal, very emotional.”
During the NFL season, Brown commutes to Baltimore twice a week and spends his weekends at games. He says that time management and a strong support staff are the keys to balancing football and politics.
On Tuesday, Brown got the opportunity to bask in the team’s victory parade.
“We always dream as kids that we’re going to be in a parade to celebrate a championship,” he said. “The parade was so overwhelming.”
As thrilling as the Super Bowl experience was, Brown says, he is ready for some down time.
“We’re finally getting down to the time of year, the next three to five months,” he said, “where my life gets a little bit more normal.”
Now, Brown will be able to show off his Super Bowl ring in the mayor’s office.