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Jason Brown Has No Regrets About Leaving His NFL Career Behind To Fight Food Insecurity

The hardest decision for Jason Brown was stepping away from the NFL. Yet, he has no regrets as he’s turned his attention toward a higher calling to become a farmer and feed his community.

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 28, 2022

Why Jason Brown, Who Was Once The Highest-Paid Center In The NFL, Walked Away To Become A Farmer

This former NFL star has rewritten his story. Jason Brown served seven years in the NFL, beginning with the Baltimore Ravens as a fourth-round draft pick before moving to the St. Louis Rams under a five-year deal totaling $37.5 million. At one point, Brown became the highest-paid professional center in the league, he revealed on TODAY. However, despite a gleaming future ahead, he felt there was a higher calling on his life and he refused to ignore it. The former football player was inspired by the life of his brother Lunsford B. Brown II, who passed away in 2003 while serving in Iraq. While comparing his 27 years of life to his brother, he realized he too wanted to use his talents for the greater good. Brown would receive an offer to return to the Baltimore Ravens, but he decided to venture into unfamiliar territory and become a farmer. Brown moved from his mansion to open First Fruits Farm in North Carolina. “People tell me I’m crazy, they downright tell me that I’m stupid okay to...

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 2, 2022