Former Colts & Bengals NFL Tight End, Ben Utecht to Guest Star on Insightful Player™ Streaming Video TV Show on MingleMediaTV.com
Tuesday, August 2nd 7 PM EST
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Former Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals tight end Ben Utecht, one of 32 current and former NFL players recognized as Insightful Players will be the guest of the new weekly Insightful Player online show on MingleMediaTV.com this Tuesday, August 2 at 7 p.m. ET. Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week.
Chrissy Carew, a Master Certified personal and business coach based in Nashua, NH founded Insightful Player™ in April 2010 with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions. “I’m thrilled to have an online show on MingleMediaTV.com where I’m able to interview my Insightful Players like Ben Utecht and have their stories told to the world,” said Carew, who serves as the host of the show. Carew was inducted into the International Coaching Federation (ICF) New England Chapter’s newly-established Hall of Fame on June 13.
Utecht is one of the 32 members of the Insightful Player™ team. To be named to this team, one must be a person of integrity, such as a current or former NFL player, who shares their personal message of hope for the sole purpose of lifting the spirits of all, especially children.
The short-version of Ben Utecht’s Insightful Player story is available on InsightfulPlayer.com. The full-length version will appear in the Insightful Player book that will be published by Morgan-James Publishing later this month.
On the show, Carew will discuss how Utecht’s approach to life was to grow in multiple areas while staying true to his values. He prepared for life after football and went full-force into a successful music career after concussions forced his retirement. The former University of Minnesota star, who won a Super Bowl with the Colts, is well on his way to becoming a successful musician with his “Christmas Hope” album and current music tour
Excerpt from Ben Utecht’s Insightful Player Profile
Graced with many gifts and talents, Ben Utecht grew up in a loving family, surrounded by music. He readily admits that he was far from perfect. In is early years, he bought into the idea that he was better than others because of superficial things.
Ben was fortunate to have people in his life who told him the truth. He remembers a high school friend saying he had some issues with pride, and that ‘arrogance is not a quality that represents what you stand for’. “It wasn’t easy to hear,” Ben says, “but it was a revelation.”
”When I left high school, the only thing that I was going to strive to do was to love people and love God. My perspective about popularity and all those things had changed.”
Ben’s initial plans for a pro football career did not work out as expected. He spent half of his college career with two different injuries that took him completely out of the NFL draft.
When Ben became a free agent, he was contacted by Tony Dungee, coach of the Indianapolis Colts. He and Ben are both alumni of the University of Minnesota, and had met at a conference. The Colts paid Ben for a year while he underwent surgery and rehab. Three years after missing out on the draft, Ben was a starting tight end on the Colt’s Super Bowl championship team. Without those college injuries, and the related incidents that occurred during that time, that would not have happened. That experience reinforced his faith and hope.
Being a part of the NFL has opened some new doors for Ben. He released his debut Inspirational music CD in April 2009. Ben’s music reflects his personal mission. “One of my songs talks about how, if our focus was on love, and how we can better serve people, it would change everything — from politics to religion.”
Ben has an inspiring attitude about his missteps and challenges. He likens them to a trial by fire. “Some of our most precious metals are forged in the greatest heat,” he explains. Even in the midst of tough times, Ben looks forward to what’s ahead because he knows that growth can come from the greatest adversity.
Ben believes that people really do understand right versus wrong and good versus evil. “If you trust your instincts, you’ll usually make the right choice. It’s like a snowball effect. The more good choices you make, the easier it gets to keep on doing that.”
From the outside, it looks as if Ben Utecht has everything, and could easily rest on his laurels. He takes none of this for granted, and believes his work has just begun. “I’ll never be afraid to stand up for what I believe in. And, I’ll always strive to be the best husband and father that I can possibly be.
“God has given me talents and abilities to do something with them. I believe my job as an athlete and, hopefully, my job in the future as a musician, is so much more than just giving a performance. It’s a platform to create change that affects everybody positively. I promise that, no matter if it’s football or music, I’m going to do whatever I can to inspire a new generation to change the world in a positive way.”
The Insightful Player™ is brought to you by Coach Chrissy Carew, Master Certified Personal and Business Coach. Chrissy has been deeply inspired by her father, the late Coach Walter Carew, Sr. Her beloved father is in several Halls of Fame as a high school football coach (as well as high school and college player). He used the game as a way to help kids build strong character and teach them valuable life skills. The Insightful Player™ was created to help make our world a much better place.
Launched on February 8, 2010, online media and live web TV Network Company, Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week. It’s audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of their video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the U.S.
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