Football player quits job — to become a North Carolina farmer

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LOUISBURG, N.C. – A professional football player has left his $37 million contract to become a North Carolina farmer.

CBS News reported that St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown quit football to be a farmer in Louisburg, N.C.

He bought 1,000 acres and farms crops including cucumbers and sweet potatoes. He says farming is more fulfilling than sports.

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

Brown had never farmed a day in his life. But he researched farming by watching YouTube videos and getting advice from local farmers.

Brown has reportedly finished his first harvest this year. He says his plan was inspired by God and he plans to give away huge amounts of food to the needy.

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

Read full story: CBS News