Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva has retired from the NFL after seven seasons, the team announced Wednesday.
Villanueva, 33, started all 17 games for the Ravens in 2021 after signing a two-year contract with the team in free agency. He spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers signed Villanueva to their practice squad in August 2014. An Army football alum and U.S. combat veteran, Villanueva had gone undrafted out of college in 2010 but resurfaced with the Philadelphia Eagles four years later.
After Philly released Villanueva, Pittsburgh took a chance on the 6-foot-9 lineman
With the Steelers, Villanueva played in all 96 games from 2015-20, starting 90. He made the Pro Bowl in 2017 and 2018.
We'd like to wish Villanueva the best as he enters retirement and congratulate him on a stellar professional career.