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NFL Player Jordy Nelson Makes Millions But Stays Grounded In Off-Season
One of the most dynamic players on the Green Bay Packers NFL franchise is Jordy Nelson. He recently signed a 4 year, $39 Million dollar contract to continue playing as one of their star wide receivers.
However, he spends his off-season doing something that would, most likely, be looked down upon by most wealthy football players: working on a farm. For Jordy Nelson, though, it makes perfect sense since he was raised on the same farm he works on in the off-season.
We believe that it is no big assumption to believe that this time spent in the off-season keeps him well grounded in a world gone materially insane. We’d bet it also sharpens his discipline since just training to be a professional football player is a grind in itself, not to mention getting up early to make sure the farm is operating correctly.
In a time when many wealthy athletes seem utterly disconnected from reality and ‘real life’, it is truly refreshing to watch a star athlete stay true to his knitting and not succumb to siren call of ‘acting like a star’ (a la Terrell Owens).
Check out more from Jordy in the video below via CDN:
Read more about Jordy’s unusual offseason program below.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson signed a four-year, $39 million contract a year ago, but that doesn’t keep him from returning to his family farm in tiny Riley, Kansas, every off-season and putting in a full day’s work.
“Working cattle is my favorite farm duty,” Nelson told ESPN. He said he identifies “more as a farmer” than as a football player.
Since being drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft, Nelson has caught 49 touchdown passes and was a Pro Bowler in 2014.