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Former Steelers OL Alejandro Villanueva Joins FOX Deportes Broadcast Team

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva has joined FOX Deportes as an NFL analyst for the remainder of the 2022 NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl LVII.

Villanueva, 34, spent seven of his eight NFL seasons with the Steelers, manning the team’s left tackle spot from 2014-20. He played one season with the Baltimore Ravens before retiring following the 2021 season.

He will make his debut on the network this Saturday, Jan. 21 for the NFC Divisional Round game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants

“I’m looking forward to this incredible opportunity with Fox Deportes,” Villanueva said in a press release. “I think it will be awesome to bring a Spanish audience some insights about American football and what I found to be fascinating as I got to know the sport.”

Villanueva’s parents are Spanish. He was born in Mississippi and raised in New England, Belgium and Spain. He played college football for West Point and served in the Army from 2010-15, deploying to Afghanistan three times and winning the Bronze Star.

“We are proud to welcome Alejandro to FOX Deportes,” said network Executive Vice President and General Manager Carlos Sanchez.  “His football career and professional story speaks for itself.  We have no doubt that he will offer invaluable insight as part of our comprehensive coverage of Super Bowl LVII.”

Villanueva played tackle, defensive line and wide receiver at Army. He first signed with the Philadelphia Eagles to be a defensive end in 2014. After he was cut, the Steelers signed him to their practice squad and moved him to tackle.

After a training camp injury to backup Mike Adams and a torn ACL for starter Kelvin Beachum, Villanueva ended up starting at left tackle for the Steelers for most of 2015. He never looked back, earning Pro Bowl nods in 2017 and 2018 while playing every game over his career.  

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Tom Shumaker
Tom Shumaker
January 21, 2023 11:26 am

He did not “win” the bronze star: he earned it.

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