Q&a -- Jason Brown

Ravens Weekend

September 21, 2007|By EDWARD LEE

Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals will mark Jason Brown's 16th consecutive start at left guard. As much as Brown enjoys Baltimore, there's still a place in his heart for his hometown of Henderson, N.C., where he can partake in one of his favorite hobbies.

What would you be doing if you weren't playing football? It would have to be something that I genuinely love, and it would have to be something outdoors. Probably a professional fisherman. I'd join the pro bass circuit. I love doing it, and I'd still be able to make a living doing it.

What's the biggest fish you've ever caught? It would have to be a big rockfish, about a 20-pound rockfish back in North Carolina. Went with my high school coach Randy Long. He's a striper bass fisherman, and he took me fishing when I was in high school.

What do you like about fishing? I'm at one with myself; I'm at one with nature. It gives me a lot of time to relax, a lot of time to reflect, a lot of time to meditate. And it's so neat how you're meditating and going through the motions and then all of a sudden out of nowhere, a fish bites. It's exciting.

Do you want to try your hand at deep-sea fishing? I definitely want to. One of my goals toward the latter end of my career is to get a large sport-fishing yacht. ... It really gives me something to work hard for.

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