NFL players rake in millions of dollars per year, reporting annual earnings that regularly make our heads spin. However, in 2011, former Baltimore Ravens and St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown made an unexpected decision when, as a free agent, he was given the opportunity to sign a 5-year/$37 million contract with the St. Louis Rams. 

Instead, Brown turned St. Louis down, and then walked away from football forever. 

Per a CBS News report, Brown decided to devote his life to farming and feeding the hungry in his home state of North Carolina. After having purchased 1,000 acres of farmland, the former NFL lineman then taught himself how to farm by watching videos on YouTube and receiving advice from other farmers around the area. 

As you'll see from CBS's interview with Brown, he appears to be completely content with his decision. Apparently, devoting yourself to the service of others and helping resolve serious problems within your community is more fulfilling than acting as an interchangeable piece within a multi-billion dollar entertainment industry that's mostly corrupt. Who would've thought? 

[via Elite Daily]