Alejandro Villanueva


Former Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva says he's retiring after 7 NFL seasons

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva announced his retirement Wednesday after seven NFL seasons, which followed his time serving in the U.S. Army. Villanueva, 33, reached two Pro Bowls as a left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, protecting Ben Roethlisberger's blind side for six years. But Villanueva decided to call it quits after his one disappointing season in Baltimore. He struggled to replace injured All-Pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley, allowing an NFL-worst 17 sacks last season.
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Joe Starkey: Alejandro Villanueva truly unique in Steelers lore

Someday, if somebody asks me to name the most interesting athlete I covered, Troy Polamalu probably will spring to mind. Former Penguins defenseman Andrew Ference might make the cut, too, but neither of them and nobody else measures up to the 6-foot-9 Army man/Carnegie Mellon grad/Spanish-American left tackle who played for the Steelers for six years.
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Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva retiring from NFL

Two-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva is calling it a career. The Baltimore Ravens announced Villanueva’s retirement in an official release. Villanueva spent the first six seasons of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he earned Pro Bowl honors in 2017 and 2018 and was a steady force on the offensive line. Following the 2020 season, Villanueva signed a two-year deal worth $14 million dollars with the Ravens.

Two-time Pro Bowl OT Alejandro Villanueva retires after seven NFL seasons

Two-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva had what we’d call an unconventional career in the NFL. An undrafted free agent out of Army back in 2010, the Mississippi native tried out for multiple teams that spring before going back into military service. That included a tryout with the Cincinnati Bengals at tight end.

Football fans react to Alejandro Villanueva retiring

One of the more unique NFL careers in recent memory officially came to a close on Wednesday, when Baltimore Ravens tackle Alejandro Villanueva announced his retirement. After his career at Army finished in 2010, Villanueva had two unsuccessful NFL tryouts while serving. In 2014, he again tried out for the NFL, getting signed by the Philadelphia Eagles. While he was cut in training camp, Villanueva signed on with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He stayed in Pittsburgh through the 2020 season, making the Pro Bowl in 2017 and 2018. He finished his career with the Ravens in 2021.

Ravens OT Alejandro Villanueva announces retirement

The Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson have yet to agree to an expected contract extension, but the 2019 NFL Most Valuable Player now knows he'll be without a familiar face as part of his protective line the next time he takes the field against an opposing defense. Per Clifton...

Former Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva retiring

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens tackle Alejandro Villanueva is retiring. The Ravens announced his decision Wednesday. Villanueva played six years with Pittsburgh before joining the Ravens last season. The two-time Pro Bowler started every game after his rookie year. Villanueva, a West Point...

Alejandro Villanueva retiring after seven seasons in the NFL

When NFL fans think of Alejandro Villanueva they likely thing of several things, and the first which probably should cross their mind is his military service. Following his time as an Army Ranger, Villanueva’s second career came as an offensive tackle. It wasn’t always easy for Villanueva, and after...