ビジャヌエバは陸軍のために大学フットボールをし、軍隊に勤めました, キャプテンのランクを獲得する. 彼はまた、陸軍レンジャー隊のメンバーとしてブロンズスターを獲得し、アフガニスタンで3つのツアーに参加しました。.
He used his experience in the Army and compared it to playing the tackle position in football – something he’s in his seventh year of doing professionally. His quote from 2020 was brought up during NBC’s Sunday night broadcast as he and the Ravens played the カンザスシティチーフス.
“It reminds me of jumping out of airplanes when I was in the Army,” Villanueva was quoted as saying. “There is very little upside. The best thing that can happen when you jump is you survive. Playing tackle is kind of the same way. The best thing that can happen is that nothing happens.”
Villanueva’s comparison first surfaced in 2020, 経由して Behind the Steel Curtain.
Villanueva was a two-time Pro Bowler when he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 32-year-old signed with the Steelers in 2015 and played until 2020. He would join the Ravens prior to the start of the 2021 レギュラーシーズン. He signed a two-year deal with them.
Aside from playing pro football, Villanueva earned an MBA at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in 2019.