The NFL lockout has led many stars to pursue activities, hobbies and jobs that would normally be reserved for individuals who are not making millions of dollars per year. Though some of these athletes do not have to work due to endorsements and savings accounts, rookies have found work to provide income before the next season.
Rookie defensive prospect Marcell Dareus has used this offseason as a chance to improve his discipline and work ethic through accepting work from a local landscaping business, CNN reported.
"I'm really anxious about the season starting," Dareus, told the news source from atop his John Deere riding mower. "I can't wait to get to Buffalo to see the fans. I can't wait to get the whole feeling of the NFL. It's surreal."
Dareus has enjoyed the work, as he has take full advantage of the opportunity that was presented to him. He takes pride in the lawns that he cuts, and uses the job as a chance to focus on becoming more detail-oriented, according to CNN.
John Deere tractors are used by landscaping companies across the country, and new models of personal vehicles ranging from the 1 Series to the Four-Wheel Drive version are available, the company website reported.