Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva Reportedly Gives Up Seat On Overbooked Flight, Refuses Compensation

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva saved the day Saturday.

Several people wrote into KDKA to share the uplifting story.

Ronald Hudak says his daughter Maddie was headed to Spain on Pine-Richland High School school trip, when the group found out their connecting flight from Boston to Spain was overbooked.

Villanueva reportedly gave up his seat so the kids could continue on their trip. He was apparently offered compensation, but refused it.

“We were very appreciative!” Hudak wrote.

flight connected Steelers Alejandro Villanueva Reportedly Gives Up Seat On Overbooked Flight, Refuses Compensation

Photo: Ron Hudak

Villanueva is certainly no stranger to making the Steel City proud.

He served three tours of duty in Afghanistan, and this year teamed up with shirt producer Fanatics Only, LLC to design a line of shirts that will benefit Army charities.

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One Comment

  1. David Colton says:

    You would never see a high media profile Steeler do that. Won’t mention any names, they know who they are. Course, how many NFL players were ever in the military, and learned that respect is EARNED.
    Outstanding Mr. Villanueva, Outstanding!

  2. Tom Baranski says:

    So he gave up his seat. How does that get”kids” on the plane?

    1. You Sir are an Ignorant FOOL!

  3. This guy is such a GEM, proudly served his country,continues to improve,sets a standard of Excellence here, this is a Great Steeler, a Good and Honorable man, glad to see him living the life.We re lucky to have a man of this caliber here in Da Burgh!

  4. a dam good man. this deed should be a headline story, not something like the kardashians. go big al

  5. Marsha Bayer says:

    Steelers better sign him up for a long time . What a great ambassador !

  6. Bob Riley says:

    A genuine role model!

  7. Tom, Simple intelligent math, two get off two get on. Doesn’t take a lot of brains to figure that out Dummy!

  8. outstanding person who has learned humility and compassion for others despite being in a high profile industry with so many “me first” mentalities exist. Good job Al and I’m sure karma is just around the corner for you.

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