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NFL Champ Ben Utecht Talks About Losing His Memory After Multiple Concussions

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Amy Zellmer

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Join host Amy Zellmer as she chats with NFL Indianapolis Colts SuperBowl champ, Ben Utecht, about his newly released book, and how he is losing his memories after muliptle concussions. 

As an influential advocate for brain health, Ben served as the national spokesperson for the American Academy of Neurology and currently sits on the prestigious board of the American Brain Foundation.  Ben was given the AAN’s most esteemed honor, the Public Leadership in Neurology Award, in 2014.  Also at that time, Ben released a music video for his song “You Will Always Be My Girls,” written as a love letter to his wife and daughters with the goal of emotionally connecting people to the importance of their memories.  The video has impacted the lives of many, garnering over 1.3 million YouTube views to date.

Ben can now add “author” to his résumé, with the release of his new book Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away, published by Simon & Schuster.  The book is the first memoir from a former NFL player who left the game as a result of concussions.  It takes the reader on a heart-felt journey through the ups and downs of Ben’s life with faith, family, and football.  Ben has a message of hope that has reached a nation-wide audience, inspiring people to value every moment to its fullest.

Read Amy's Huffington Post article about Ben and his book:

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