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Alejandro Villanueva

Class Year: 2019

Major: Masters in Business Administration

Term of Service: 2023


Alejandro Villanueva is a Unite States Military Academy 2010 graduate and a professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After majoring in Systems Engineering at the Academy, Alejandro was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Engineer Branch with a branch detail in the Infantry. During his five years of service, Alejandro served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer. His service included a deployment to Afghanistan with 10th Mountain Division and two deployments with 1st Ranger Battalion.

In 2010, 2012, and 2014 Alejandro tried out for different NFL teams in hopes of making a roster. After failed attempts with the Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears, and Philadelphia Eagles, Alejandro made the final 53-man roster in 2015 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and has started 58 games. In 2017, he was selected to his first Pro Bowl and made a return trip in 2018. Born in Meridian, Mississippi, Alejandro currently resides in Pittsburgh where received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business in 2019. He runs an annual leadership session for the athletics department and in his free time, enjoys spending time with his family and fishing.