2015 (SENIOR): Played in 11 games and made starts in the first four games … recorded 12 tackles (3s/9a), one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry … opened the season with a season-best four tackles and an assisted tackle for loss … helped the Miners’ secure an overtime victory over rival NM State contributing three tackles … posted tackles versus Incarnate Word, FIU, Old Dominion, North Texas, Arkansas and NM State.

2014 (JUNIOR): Participated in 12 contests ... recorded 11 tackles (5s/6a) ... registered career-high four tackles in win against North Texas ... tallied three solo tackles at Kansas State ... notched a tackle each at New Mexico, at LA Tech, at UTSA and against Southern Miss.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Started two seasons at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College ... had best season in 2012 where he helped the Golden Norsemen to their best record ever (9-3) ... a three-star recruit on Rivals.com ... received All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference honorable mention ... started all 12 games as he tallied 80 tackles (33 solo) and two sacks ... hit double-digit tackles twice during freshman season ... notched a season-best 16 stops (six solo) against Navarro College and tallied 11 tackles, also against Navarro College ... started all nine games in 2013 ... recorded 46 tackles (18 solo), one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles ... posted a season-best nine stops against Kilgore College ... signed with Oklahoma State in 2011 after senior season at Hidalgo High School where he recorded 10 sacks and had 12 tackles for loss ... in 2010 was a Scout three-star recruit ... was named first team All-District, third team Dave Campbell's Super Team, third team Texas Football Magazine Super Team and Texas Football Magazine Top 25 Defensive Lineman.

PERSONAL: Son of Deanna ... multidisciplinary studies major.

Alex Villarreal

Alex  Villarreal


Hidalgo, Texas

Last College:
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 300



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