Here's a story you may have missed after the NFL Draft wrapped up last weekend in New York City. Alejandro Villanueva, a former U.S. Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan, is getting a chance with the Philadelphia Eagles.


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The 25-year-old defensive lineman, who stands six-foot-nine, 277 pounds, last played at Army in 2009 and graduated from West Point in 2010. In his senior season, he converted to wide receiver and led the team in receiving.

In the team's press release, the Eagles highlighted the fact that Villanueva earned the Bronze Star (and many other honors) for braving enemy fire to pull wounded soldiers from an isolated position.

The hulking Villanueva talked about his NFL opportunity with Elisabeth and Brian on Fox and Friends this morning.

See what the American hero had to say in the clip above. Below, check out a photo of Villanueva and his fellow soldiers.


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