Hidalgo Alum Earns Second Chance At Division I Football With UTEP

Hidalgo defensive tackle Alex Villarreal's dream of playing college football has come true, albeit two years later than he first thought. Villarreal signed to play at Oklahoma State back in February of 2012, but had to take a detour to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, a junior college. After two seasons with the Norsemen, the former Pirate now heads to play for the Miners of Texas-El Paso.