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Former NFL player to speak at Faith at Work Lunch August 15

Ben Utecht is a former NFL player and is the speaker at next week's Faith at Work Lunch in Alexandria. Contributed photo.

The Unity Foundation invites the public to attend the monthly Faith at Work Lunch on Friday, August 15 from noon to 1 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door.

The speaker this month is Ben Utecht, former professional football player. Utecht achieved football’s highest honor when his team, the 2006 Indianapolis Colts, won Super Bowl XLI.

Utecht is now four seasons removed from his NFL career as a tight end due to traumatic brain injuries from concussions. His transition has daunted him, but during his cognitive rehabilitation, he began to pursue his dream of becoming a successful singer and artist in the world of music.

Along with his singing talents, Utecht is an established keynote speaker, budding author and national spokesperson for the American Brain Foundation. He is also an ambassador for the American Academy of Neurology.

Utecht frequently co-hosts on an afternoon talk show in Minneapolis/St. Paul, along with appearances as a sports analyst for Fox 9 and KSTC 45.

For more information, visit or call (320) 491-6417.