- Associated Press - Saturday, November 8, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A former college and professional football player who’s out of the game has established a new goal, one that feeds those in need.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports (https://bit.ly/1yf29XZ) former UNC-Chapel Hill and NFL standout Jason Brown bought a sprawling farm near Louisburg despite never having been a farmer.

Last weekend, his goal came to fruition when he gave away 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes. He was hoping to give away that many more Saturday.

Brown’s First Fruits Farm already had yielded 10,000 pounds of cucumbers, which were also given away.

Brown was a three-year starter at center at North Carolina. He spent his first two NFL seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, then played three seasons with the St. Louis Rams before he was released in March 2012.

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