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Alejandro Villanueva
OT #78
Height:
6-9
Weight:
320
Age:
28
College:
Army
Hometown:
Meridian, MS
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

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16
GS
16
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 32 26
2016 PIT 16 16
2015 PIT 16 10

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Biography

PRO (32-26/5-5): Signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers on January 5, 2015…signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on August 31, 2014…released by the Philadelphia Eagles on August 23, 2014…originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 5, 2014.

2016 (16-16/3-3):

  • 9/12 at Washington: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for a 300-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver.
  • 10/2 vs. Kansas City: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for 300 yards with five touchdowns and for Le’Veon Bell to rush for 144 yards.
  • 11/20 at Cleveland: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for Bell to rush for a season-high 146 yards…was also a part of an offensive line that gave up zero sacks.
  • 11/24 at Indianapolis: Was part of an offensive line that didn’t allow a sack for the second straight game.
  • 12/11 at Buffalo: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for Bell to rush for a team record 236 yards…was also a part of an offensive line that allowed zero sacks.
  • 12/25 vs. Baltimore: Was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack.
  • AFC Divisional Playoff 1/15 at Kansas City: Was part of an offensive line that blocked for Bell to rush for a Steelers’ postseason single-game record 170 yards.

PRO (32-26/5-5): Signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers on January 5, 2015…signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on August 31, 2014…released by the Philadelphia Eagles on August 23, 2014…originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 5, 2014.

2016 (16-16/3-3):

  • 9/12 at Washington: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for a 300-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver.
  • 10/2 vs. Kansas City: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for 300 yards with five touchdowns and for Le’Veon Bell to rush for 144 yards.
  • 11/20 at Cleveland: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for Bell to rush for a season-high 146 yards…was also a part of an offensive line that gave up zero sacks.
  • 11/24 at Indianapolis: Was part of an offensive line that didn’t allow a sack for the second straight game.
  • 12/11 at Buffalo: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for Bell to rush for a team record 236 yards…was also a part of an offensive line that allowed zero sacks.
  • 12/25 vs. Baltimore: Was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack.
  • AFC Divisional Playoff 1/15 at Kansas City: Was part of an offensive line that blocked for Bell to rush for a Steelers’ postseason single-game record 170 yards.
2015 (16-10/2-2): Played in all 16 games, making 10 starts at LT during the regular season…made his NFL debut 9/10 at New England…started his first NFL contest 10/25 at Kansas City…was part of an offensive line that helped block for an offense that produced at least 450 net yards for four straight regular-season games, tying an NFL record...also started both postseason contests at LT.

2014 (0-0/0-0): Spent the entire season on the Steelers’ practice squad.

COLLEGE: A versatile player who started 24-of-28 games he played at Army (2006-2009)…saw action at wide receiver, left tackle and on the defensive line…as a wide receiver, led the team in receptions (34), receiving yards (522) and receiving touchdowns (5) in 2009…as a left tackle, started all 12 games in 2008…majored in systems engineering.

PERSONAL: Attended SHAPE American High School (Casteau, Belgium)…spent 2010-13 as an active member of the U.S. Army and served three tours in Afghanistan…was promoted to ranking of Captain in April of 2014…earned numerous honors for his service, including the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, the Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge, the Bronze Star Medal for overseas service, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Expert Infantryman’s Badge…son of Ignacio and Mati Villanueva…his father was a Lieutenant Commander in the Spanish Navy and also worked for NATO throughout Europe…is married to Maddy…Full name: Alejandro Villanueva.