Tanner Vallejo is a linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.
He was born on December 16, 1994. He attended Boise State University for his college football career. In the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Buffalo Bills to join their team.
Vallejo’s professional football career began with the Cleveland Browns and continued with the Washington Redskins.
During his final year of high school, while playing for Nevada Union High School, Vallejo was recognized as a MaxPreps All-American.
In addition to playing football for Nevada Union, he also played baseball for the school. The country of Ecuador is where Tanner’s grandfather was born.
Vallejo had 100 tackles as a sophomore while playing for Boise State, but he had to end his final season of college football early in order to have wrist surgery.
During that same season, he blocked two kicks in one game, which helped the Broncos win 28–0. Pro Football Focus praised his speed and ability to break up plays in the backfield.
Nevertheless, in their scouting report for his senior season, they mentioned his lack of size and the poor effectiveness with which he tackled opponents.
What Is Tanner Vallejo’s Position?
Vallejo was given a spot on the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad after being signed on November 20, 2019, and he currently plays the position of linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals.