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February 10, 2021

From Football to Farming

Find out how to trade your plans for a life that matters. Jason Brown was the highest-paid center in the NFL. He made millions every year and lived in luxury. But nine years ago he traded in his cleats and the multi-million dollar contract to buy a farm. They thought he was crazy. Hear how bad and how good things got on Chris Fabry Live.

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Jason Brown
Jason Brown

Jason Brown

Jason Brown grew up in Henderson, N.C. He went on to attend the University of North Carolina, where he played both guard and tackle before moving to center. He never missed a game. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens in 2005. Jason became a free agent in 2009 and was signed by the St. Louis Rams for $37.5 million, making him the highest-paid center in the league. He was again a free agent three years later, but rather than signing a new contract, Jason left the NFL and bought a 1,000-acre farm nearly Louisburg, N.C. He has been farming full-time since 2013, and he gives nearly everything that he grows (mostly sweet potatoes) to the poor. He and his wife, Tay, have been married since 2003 and have eight children.

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Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live, one hour of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.

Chris Fabry Live

Chris Fabry Live is designed to build up the spiritual immune system of the Christian men and woman. As you walk through the journey of faith called the Christian life, you meet new people, learn new things, laugh, cry and, most importantly, grow in your understanding of God.