Former NFL Player Jason Brown Delivered His Own Child

R. Cory Smith@@RCorySmithSenior Writer INovember 20, 2014

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 26:  Jason Brown #60 of the St. Louis Rams runs through a drill during warmups before the game against the New England Patriots on August 26, 2010 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Former St. Louis Rams and Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Jason Brown was known for delivering a football to quarterbacks during his NFL career. On Tuesday, Brown delivered his own son.

Brown and his wife, Tay, were expecting their fourth child and had plans of receiving help with the home birth. The former NFL player then went into action and delivered Lunsford Bernard Brown III, who will go by Tre, according to Tim Stevens of the News & Observer.   

Following the delivery, Brown spoke about the ordeal, via Stevens.

"It was an incredible experience. It was unbelievable," Brown said. "Delivering Tre was a surprise. My wife and I were one praying couple."

DENVER - OCTOBER 9:  Jason Brown #60 of the Baltimore Ravens gets ready on the line of scrimmage during the game against the Denver Broncos on October 9, 2006 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.  The Broncos won 13-3.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/
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In 2011, the former UNC player decided to give up football in order to take up farming. He grew crops to donate to food shelters, churches and other organizations that feed the hungry, per Steve Hartman of CBS News.

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

Brown also plans to have a Great Harvest Festival next November with several activities and live entertainment from local churches.

Though his NFL days are done, Brown continues to inspire with his selfless actions. After holding his eight-pound, nine-ounce baby in his hands that he delivered, he can add another phenomenal act to his already lengthy list.

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