Who is Alejandro Villanueva and why he matters?


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crew-22312113Perhaps you watched the Pittsburg Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs during a last minute drive last evening.

If you didn’t, it doesn’t matter, this is a truly touching story about a young man a very special young man.

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cafeman-army-black-knights-united-states-military-academyVillanueva played college football at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was the team’s leading receiver for the Black Knights.

After serving 3 tours in Afghanistan he made the decision to pursue his dream, of becoming a professional football player.

He’s an American hero and a role model.

Army Ranger packs on 90 pounds chasing an NFL dream

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Alejandro Villanueva pictured here from his time in the Army and now with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has gained 85 pounds since his time as a platoon leader. Specialist Marco Ruiz, Pittsburgh Steelers/Karl Roser

Perhaps you have seen him with his wife in the U.S.A.A. television commercial.

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