Article Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

Former NFL center Jason Brown does something truly sweet


Feb. 14, 2018 Pro Football Talk

Once upon a time, Jason Brown was the highest-paid center in the NFL.

Now, he’s doing something even more rewarding.

Via Aaron Moody of the Raleigh News and Observer, the former Ravens and Rams center became a farmer after he retired, and is turning over his harvest to his local community.

Brown struck it rich in football when he signed a five-year, $37.5 million deal with the Rams in free agency in 2009. When he retired after being released in 2012, he bought a 1,000-acre farm near Louisburg, N.C., and he began giving away crops from his First Fruits Farm to local charities.

“If we’re truly going to inspire change, if if we’re truly going to see change in our food system and in ending hunger, we’re going to have to give our best,” Brown said in a video posted by UNC. “More people take interest in saying, ‘Well, hold on a second, why did this NFL player give up his career and all of that money to be a farmer?’ And what it’s caused is, there’s many more First Fruits Farms and and First Fruits Gardens popping up all over the world, and that’s awesome.”

The University of North Carolina product just had 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes unloaded near campus, donating his entire crop to area food pantries and shelters.

Read More on Pro Football Talk

Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust Fund

Apply Today

All Resources

Tell Me More

Happy Fourth of July!

Take some time to connect with loved ones and enjoy some R&R.

Read More

The 5 Basic Skills for Handling Relationship Problems

Like cooking, once you've mastered the basics, you’re good to go.

Read More

22 Family Adventures For The Bold

xxx

Read More

5 Powerful Types Of Trust Every Relationship Needs If You Want It To Last

Be mindful in your relationship to sustain your connection.

Read More

Home sellers are realizing it's no longer their housing market

The housing market has rapidly changed.

Read More

Why Microsoft Measures Employee Thriving, Not Engagement

A new way to support and empower your teams.

Read More

The Truth About Fasting and Type 2 Diabetes

Fasting: fad or century old-tradition?

Read More

How to Be Happy

Public policies based on culture are making people happy.

Read More