A former Army West Point Football player in the NFL now

Discussion in 'Life After the Academy' started by MemberLG, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. MemberLG

    MemberLG Member

    Jan 4, 2011
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    Somewhat different from the path former Army West Point quarterback Steelman took,

    Villanueva played for Army West Point 2006 -2009, a defensive end, offensive tackle and receiver. Now, he is a backup OT for the Steelers. I can't tell for sure, but it looks like he completed his five year committment than pursued a NFL career.

    I hate the Steelers, but I will cheer for Villanueva.

    "While at Fort Drum, Villanueva served with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, and deployed to Afghanistan with the unit. During the deployment, he earned a Bronze Star with Valor after helping fellow soldiers pinned under enemy fire.
    He also served with the 1st Ranger Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga."

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  2. majstlo

    majstlo Member

    Mar 27, 2015
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    also wasn't a fan of the Steelers until they drafted Cortez Allen, a fellow Citadel graduate. Bravo to Villanueva for honoring his service commitment and still pursuing a professional career, wish him well and respect his determination.

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