Alejandro Villanueva

Alejandro Villanueva

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Alejandro Villanueva is a football offensive tackle from America. Alejandro Villanueva plays for the Baltimore Ravens of NFL.

Early life

Alejandro Villanueva Matinez was born on September 22, 1988, in Meridian, Mississippi, US. As of now, he is 32 years old and his sun sign is Virgo. Likewise, he holds an American ethnicity. Moreover, he followed the Catholic religion. He was born to his father Ignacio Villanueva and his mother Matilde Martin.

Additionally, he has grown up along with his siblings. He has siblings named Paloma, Carmen, and Inaki. He attended Shape High School. And, from 2015-2019 he went to Tepper School of business. Later, he joined United States Military Academy.

Career

Including left tackle, defensive, and wide receiver, Alejandro Villanueva started playing football in college. In the 2010 NFL Draft, he was not drafted by any teams. However, he was offered by Cincinnati Bengals as the tight end. But, he did not accept the offer and decided to join the military service.  Moreover, he made attempt to participate as a tight end in the NFL, after 2 years. Likewise, he went for his last tour with the Army Rangers. Again, he decided to pursue a career in NFL.

Alejandro Villanueva

Caption: Alejandro Villanueva while playing the match. Source(Instagram)

Thus, he was invited by the NFL to attend the NFL super regional combine, in April 2014. After, the Philadelphia Eagles signed an undisclosed contract, on May 5, 2014. Also, he signed with the Eagles marked. Moreover, he stated that if he did not make it to the NFL roster. And,  he will join the military to serve his 4th tour of duty in Afghanistan. Furthermore, the Eagles announced that Al was one of the 14 players, on August 23, 2014.

He was spotted by Mike Tomlin during the pre-season game between Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike was amazed by him because of his size and athleticism. On August 31, 2014, the Steelers signed him to their practice team. Later, his coach changed his position to an offensive tackle.  Moreover, he weighed 250lbs as a defensive end for the Eagles. Thus, it was after a year of becoming an offensive tackle. Later, his weight rose to 340 lbs.

Military career

On May 22, 2010,  The United States Army commissioned him as a second lieutenant in the Infantry. Similarly, he attended several military schools, Airborne, Ranger, and Infantry Schools. Moreover, he became part of the 10th Mountain Division of Fort Frim, New York.

Similarly, he became the Bronze Medalist with a “V” device that symbolized wounded soldiers’ rescue under enemy fire. Thus, he received the medal because of his actions during his deployment. Furthermore, in the 75th Ranger Regiment’s Ranger Orientation Program, he was a volunteer. Likewise, he successfully became the 1st Ranger Battalion. 

Net worth

He has established a successful career. And, through his uprising career, he has earned a handsome sum. The estimated net worth is $15 million. Unfortunately, the annual salary he earns is not disclosed yet.

Personal life

Alejandro Villanueva is a happy married to his long-term girdfriend Madelyn Villanueva. In November 2013, they exchanged wedding vows in Bowie, Maryland. Later, they were blessed with 3 children a son and 2 daughters. He has a son named Cruz and daughters named Eva and Alina. As of now, the family is living happily together and no rumors about separation.

Alejandro Villanueva

Caption: Alejandro Villanueva with his wife. Source(Pinterest)

Rumors and controversies

During the 2017 season, on September 24th, 2017, the Steelers decided not to be present at the field for the national anthem. Thus, he was the player of the Steelers who appeared in front of the entrance tunnel. And, the rest of the Steeler’s team were inside the tunnel.

Mike Tomlin, stated that his wish was to play in the tournament and not show any support regarding the issue. However, his jersey on the NFL’s official store became the top-selling jersey in the 24 hours. It was due to the incident that happened. Later, he apologized and stated-“I see the picture of me standing alone and I’m embarrassed because I left my teammates unintentionally.”

Body measurement and Social media

Alejandro Villanueva is very tall and handsome. He stands 6 feet 9 inches tall (206cm/ 2.06m). Additionally, his body measurement is 43-35-37 inches respectively. He has black eye color and black hair color. And, his biceps size is 15.5 inches. Moreover, he is not active on any social media platforms.