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/

About LearningRx

LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 95,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task — a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit http://www.learningrx.com/.