Chris Krause

From the Football Field to Potato Field

jason brown in the field of his farm

Athleadership is a word we’ve cooked up to live by at NCSA Athletic Recruiting. It’s the combination of athlete and leadership, and it cuts right to the heart of what we want to do: empower leaders through sport.

It’s a term written all over the NCSA office, and one we say in meetings and team huddles, echoed on the phone lines, and it just happens to be the title of my next book.

While the word itself has a solid definition, it seems to mean something a little different to each person who hears it and puts it to use.

Everyone has their own Athleadership story. Their own journey. Today, I wanted to share with you this piece of reporting that just can’t be passed up. It comes from former NFL-star Jason Brown, who quit the league, and a $37 million contract, to take up a new way-of-life – on a much different type of field.

While Jason found much success in football, it wasn’t fulfilling him or what he believed to be his calling. Taking the fortitude, passion, and discipline he learned through sport, pairing it with a deep faith and love for his family and humanity, his story is one-in-a-million, and makes him an Athleader in every sense of the word.

About the author
Laura Chmiel

Laura Chmiel is a marketing coordinator and a lead writer for NCSA Athletic Recruiting. As someone with a passion for athletics and education, she graduated from Indiana university with a B.S. in Elementary Education. After school, she gained first-hand experience helping student-athletes and their families get to college.