Tanner Vallejo, an American football linebacker for the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals, was born on December 16, 1994. (NFL).
At Boise State, he played collegiate football. The Buffalo Bills selected him in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Vallejo has also previously played for the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns.
On September 1st, 2018, the Bills released Vallejo. The Cleveland Browns picked up Vallejo off waivers on September 2, 2018. Prior to being put on injured reserve on December 28th, 2018, he participated in 13 games. Hamstring injury.
Vallejo was chosen by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft (195th overall). He was selected by the Bills in the second round of the linebacker selection in 2017, trailing Matt Milano. He was picked to answer the Bills’ immediate weak-side linebacker need.
Vallejo signed a four-year, $2.55 million contract with the Buffalo Bills on May 11, 2017, which also included a signing bonus of $153,799 for Vallejo. Despite making 100 tackles as a sophomore, Vallejo had to terminate his NCAA football career early so that he could have wrist surgery.
He contributed to the Broncos’ 28-0 victory in one game during his sophomore campaign by blocking two kicks. His speed and capacity to break up plays in the backfield were highlighted by Pro Football Focus. They did, however, mention in their scouting report that he was undersized and had weak tackling technique his senior year.
Tanner Vallejo Siblings
The football linebacker has three siblings, Cody, Zach and Hunter Vallejo.
Who Is Tanner Vallejo Brother, Hunter Vallejo?
The sad news is that Hunter Vallejo is presently battling brain cancer. Hunter was diagnosed when he was just six months old when Tanner was about six. The doctors told the Vallejo family there was about a two percent chance the baby would make it.
Hunter beat the odds, and Tanner has used his brother as inspiration in his fight to make it to the NFL. “For me, I just carry him on my back,’’ Tanner said. “When I’m out there playing, it’s like he’s out there with me. He’s playing vicariously through me.,” Tanner had said emotionally in a previous interview.
Hunter, who entered remission at the age of five, undergoes yearly physicals, MRI exams, and brain scans. But it’s all worthwhile when you consider that your chances of success were only 2%.