Yesterday, we shared the story of former NFL center Jason Brown, who gave up a promising career in professional football to become a farmer and help feed the hungry.
To recap: In 2011, as a free agent, Brown turned down a 5-year/$37 million contract with the St. Louis Rams, and decided instead to purchase 1,000 acres of farmland in his home state of North Carolina. The former Ram, and Raven, taught himself how to farm through YouTube videos, as well as using the advice from farmers in the surrounding area.
Awesome story, right? But it gets better…
It now appears that not only is Jason Brown a successful farmer, he’s a makeshift midwife.
According to Mashable, Brown delivered his and his wife’s fourth child, while at home on Tuesday.
“It was an incredible experience,” Brown told N.C.’s News & Observer. “It was unbelievable.” Ya, we’d say this is one of the most extraordinary stories we’ve ever heard.
Jason and his wife, Tay, had reportedly planned to use a professional midwife for the home birth, but with Tay going into labor quicker than the couple expected, Jason came to the rescue with the successful delivery of 8-pound, 9-ounce Lunsford Bernard Brown III.
The cherry on top: The Brown’s newest edition to the family is named after Jason’s older brother, who died while on duty in Afghanistan.