Ben Utecht... His name may sound familiar, but not in Christian music. Ben is a football player by trade, but a follower of Jesus by desire. Currently the starting tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals, this Super Bowl winning player is known for his faith both on and off the field. Benís debut album introduces him as a singer and as a musician to the world. Full of passion, depth, and an insight to the struggles of faith and life, his songs provoke an honesty and sensitivity that tap directly into the heart strings of our relationship to Christ. Collaborating with friends like Jeremy Camp, Sandi Patty, Nathan Nockels and Mark Harris, Ben is a fresh new wordsmith, musician and singer, from an unlikely arena.
Ben has been married to his wife Karyn for almost three years. They welcomed their first child, Elleora Grace, in March 2009. The Utecht family currently lives in Cincinnati, OH. They both grew up in Minnesota.