NFL Star gave up $37 Million to feed the Hungry with his Farm

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During this high school days, Brown holds four state championships in track and field aside from his achievement in football. When he was in college, he played as a tackle and a guard before he was moved to center.

He was selected during the 2005 NFL Draft by Baltimore Ravens where he played for more than 15 games within 3 years before the staggering $37.5 million contract was offered to him by the St. Louis Rams in 2009.

In 2012, Brown cut short his five year contract with Rams to pursue his dream. He built a 1,000 acre farm where he grows sweet potatoes and cucumbers and donates the harvest to local food pantries. He studied farming practices through YouTube and as recorded, he has already given away more than 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and 10,000 pounds of cucumbers.

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

“When you see them pop up out of the ground, man, it’s the most beautiful thing you could ever see,” Brown added.

It’s a great story about life after football.

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