NFL football player who made $25m quits the game to be a farmer

Published On September 18, 2015 | By Keri | Middays


Back in 2009, Jason Brown was the highest-paid center in the NFL, signing a $37.5 million contract over 5 years with the St. Louis Rams.

Nowadays you can find him feeding the hungry.

After earning over $25 million of that contract, Brown decided he had a bigger and better calling as a farmer.

“My agent, he told me, ‘You’re making the biggest mistake of your life,'” Brown said. “And I looked right back at him and I said, ‘No I am not.'”

Brown found out how to grow crops on YouTube and now runs a 1,000-acre farm in Louisburg, North Carolina where his sweet potatoes and other vegetables are donated to food banks.

According to the New & Observer, he gave away 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and 10,000 pounds of cucumbers last fall.


Like this Article? Share it!