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Oct. 8, 2014

Ben Utt, an eight-year NFL veteran with the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, will be the honorary captain for Saturday’s game vs. Duke.

A three-year letterwinner for the Jackets from 1978-80, was a member of Georgia Tech’s 1978 Peach Bowl team and was the 1980 team captain. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial management.

An undrafted free agent out of college, he spent the 1981 season on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. He signed with the Baltimore Colts in 1982, beginning an eight-year career with the franchise. He started games at both left tackle and left guard during the 1982 season, and started at both guard positions in 1983. During the 1983 season, he also served as the team’s third tight end.

He was the starting left guard from 1984-86, before starting 32 games at right guard during his last two seasons with the Colts (1987-88). Read Utt’s Q&a with Colts.com writer Craig Kelley in 2013.

A resident of Atlanta, Utt is the Managing Director of the U.S. Institutional Sales and Service team and Executive Vice President for Invesco. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children – Olivia, who is a honors student at Tulane; and Garrett, who recently graduated from Duke.

No. 22/23 Georgia Tech (5-0, 2-0) hosts defending ACC Coastal Division champion Duke (4-1, 0-1) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on the ACC Network. To purchase tickets, visit www.togetherweswarm.com or call the Georgia Tech Ticket Office at 888-TECH-TIX / 404-894-5447.

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