‘Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away’: Ex- NFL TE Ben Utecht on life, family and brain health

(Howard Books)

(Howard Books)

Former NFL tight end Ben Utecht joins Mark Carman and Adam Hoge for a conversation on his new book Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away: A Love Letter to My FamilyBen discusses playing with Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLI against the Bears and dealing with memory loss following a playing career where he sustained 5 diagnosed concussions; he outlines the book’s themes of overcoming injury, being blessed with great coaches in college and the NFL, inadvertently becoming an advocate for brain health awareness in football and not being afraid to reveal a vulnerable side when experiencing blackout memory loss.