It's been over two years since Alex Tanney and Johnny McEntee gained national attention for their football trick-shot videos. Sunday, Tanney is in the news again as the Dallas Cowboys signed the former Kansas City Chief and Internet star to their 90-man roster, according to David Helman of the team's official website.
Tanney, a 6'4", 220-pound quarterback, went to Monmouth College (Monmouth, Ill.), a little-known Division III school, where he broke nearly every record imaginable.
Tanney set the NCAA record for touchdown passes in all divisions with 157. He also owns the Division III record for passing yards with 14,249.
In addition to his Internet fame, Tanney also appeared on Stan Lee’s Superhumans on the History Channel. Tanney completed some amazingly accurate throws for the show, which aired in the spring.
Tanney led a potent no huddle offense at Monmouth College, which averaged over 45 points per game in his tenure as quarterback. In 2008 as a sophomore, he threw for 50 touchdown passes and 3,509 yards. He completed an impressive 68 percent of his passes while in college.
Tanney was undrafted out of Monmouth but was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs and appeared in one preseason game in 2012 before injuring his hand. He was placed on the injured reserve for the season, and the Chiefs cut ties with Tanney in May.
By signing Tanney, the Cowboys add a strong throwing, accurate quarterback who will have to compete with Kyle Orton and Nick Stephens to back up Tony Romo. It will be interesting to see if the Cowboys see any potential in the 25-year-old Tanney.
The Cowboys play in the annual Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 4 against the Miami Dolphins.
Tanney had this to say on Twitter after signing with the Cowboys:
Also, if you haven't seen his trick-shot video, you can check it out here:
All stats via www.monmouthscots.com.