LearningRx Graduate and Former NFL Player Ben Utecht Featured in New York Times
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and Former NFL Player Ben Utecht Featured in New York Times
LearningRx graduate writes book about concussions and recovery
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Former NFL player and LearningRx graduate Ben Utecht was recently featured in an article in the New York Times. Utecht just released his new book, “Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away: A Love Letter to My Family” (Simon and Schuster, 2016), which chronicles his journey through football, including cognitive struggles after five major concussions. As the title indicates, Utecht has a fear of losing his ability to remember his wife and daughters.
Utecht retired from the NFL in 2010 after multiple concussions and, according to the article, he “sustained hits so hard he says they erased many memories and left him foggy, forgetful and irritable for years afterward.” Since leaving football, Utecht has become a board member of the American Brain Foundation and testified about concussions in front of Congress. To read the New York Times article, visit www.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/sports/football/ben-utecht-ex-nfl-player-book-concussions.html?_r=0.
Utecht trained at LearningRx, a personal brain training company with 80 centers across the United States, in Savage, Minnesota for roughly five days a week for 20 weeks to target weak cognitive skills, such as memory and processing speed. His experience has been covered in multiple media outlets, including Sports Illustrated, ESPN and SportingNews.com. “Any kind of training—anything that I can do to help me not lose those memories with [my daughters] is the most important thing,” says Utecht. To see a video about Ben’s brain training with LearningRx, visit: http://studentshoutouts.com/2016/11/17/former-nfl-tight-end-ben-utecht/