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2-Time NFL Pro Bowler Announces Retirement At 33

Baltimore Ravens helmet on the field.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 11: A detail of a Baltimore Ravens helmet before the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium on January 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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.