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NFL Super Bowl champion with memory loss writes song to his wife, daughters

Former NFL player Ben Utecht suffered five documented concussions during his time as a professional athlete and still hasn't fully recovered. That's why he turned to music to express his love for his wife and children.
Sarah Sanders Petersen, Deseret News Modified: July 1, 2014 at 12:26 pm •  Published: July 1, 2014
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Former NFL player Ben Utecht suffered five documented concussions during his time as a professional athlete and still hasn't fully recovered.

That's why he recently turned to music to express his love for his wife and children and raise awareness for brain disease.

The 33-year-old who played for the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals has been vocal about his struggle with memory loss and other health issues that are believed to be related to his head injuries.

"When you go through things like that, you step back and go, 'Man, I sure wish I would have known more about this at the beginning of my career,'" Utecht said in a phone interview with The Associated Press.

Utecht isn't alone in this struggle. Many other NFL players have filed a law suit against the NFL over such health problems. But rather than drawing attention to legal actions, Utecht has turned to his music to raise awareness for brain disease.

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