Alejandro Villanueva presenting Army helmet decals for Veterans Day weekend

Friday, 10 November 2017, 06:58:40 PM. PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers will recognize Veterans Day this weekend by wearing helmet decals representing the various Army divisions in an effort led by?left tackle Alejandro Villanueva. Villanueva, whose background as a former Army Ranger made him a prominent figure in the...
PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers will recognize Veterans Day this weekend by wearing helmet decals representing the various Army divisions in an effort led by?left tackle Alejandro Villanueva. Villanueva, whose background as a former Army Ranger made him a prominent figure in the league's controversy over the national anthem, told ESPN he is presenting each Steelers teammate with an Army decal to wear for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. A player will represent one Army division, as Villanueva has decals representing 13 different divisions that he will spread around the locker room. Johnson says Seattle needs Sherman for a playoff push Falcons' offense still playing up to their side of the bargain College football is better when Miami, Notre Dame are good SVP loves Week 10 slate for winners sc "It's just a small-unit patch that really doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of things, but the history behind it means the whole world to a lot of veterans," Villanueva said. "They died for that patch. When you watch the Steelers on Sunday and you see the flash of the 10th [Mountain] division and the 7th [Infantry] division ... you're calling out specific units." Villanueva was part of two divisions, 10th Mountain and 75th Ranger Regiment, and served in Afghanistan before becoming an NFL player. He is pairing the decals with players whose personalities match the spirit of a specific division. Villanueva received the decals from the Army football team and said he has...Read more
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