Legacy After The Locker Room Podcast: S3:EP16–Ben Utecht, Former NFL Athlete

Join us for S3:EP16 of the Legacy After the Locker Room Podcast as Ben Utecht, former NFL athlete sits down with our host Kayla Bradham to talk about creating hope and possibility through sports.

Ben has always chased his dreams, finding his way from a small river town in Minnesota to winning Super Bowl XLI as a tight end with the Indianapolis Colts. He has established himself as an elite Fortune 500 speaker with his speaking program Believe in Culture™, which highlights the topic of believing that culture alignment improves performance and has the power to create high-performing teams — aligned beliefs equal aligned behaviors. His speaking program, Believe in Culture™, stems from lessons he learned in the locker room with Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy and in the huddle with Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. The program illuminates dynamic ways to succeed in business and life.

Ben Utecht has found success in many realms, sitting on the prestigious board of the American Brain Foundation, authoring Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away with Simon and Schuster, creating the music group REBORN with South African Multi-Platinum Artist André Venter and Canadian Grammy Nominated Artist Mark Masri, and becoming a Dove nominated professional singer. As an advocate for athlete brain health, Ben speaks on concussions during The MVP Program™. He has performed with some of the world’s best orchestras and conductors; such as the Cincinnati Pops under Maestro Erich Kunzel, and the New York Pops Maestro Steven Reineke. Ben has also shared the stage with Grammy-winner Sandi Patty, performed for mega-producer and hit songwriter David Foster, and has toured many times with adult contemporary star pianist Jim Brickman. However, without question, Ben would tell you his greatest accomplishment is being a husband to his beautiful wife and a father to their four daughters.

Ben Utecht joins our host Kayla Bradham on S3:EP16 of the Legacy After The Locker Room Podcast


  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:10 Jack of All Trades
  • 01:30 Which Endeavor Did He Feel Most Fulfilled?
  • 03:25 Parenting Advice
  • 05:40 Announcements
  • 06:30 Ben’s Business Endeavors
  • 09:05 Nominated For A Dove Award
  • 10:35 Favorite Holiday Song
  • 12:15 Brain Health
  • 15:00 Healthcare
  • 18:00 Autograph Donation to Special Olympics
  • 19:05 Ben’s Thoughts & Words of Wisdom
  • 21:05 *Ben Singing Holy Night*
  • 22:20 Thank You’s


Kelsey Donnolo

Kelsey Donnolo

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