The Chiefs added a fourth quarterback to their roster on Tuesday by signing rookie free agent Alex Tanney.
A record-setting passer at Division III Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, Tanney became famous in the past year for his ability to throw passes that normally don’t come up in a football game.
Here’s a look at his remarkable throwing ability thanks to YouTube. The tape has been viewed over one million times since it was first posted and brought him international notoriety.
On the more normal throws, Tanney threw for a NCAA III record 14,249 yards. He also threw for an NCAA record (all levels) 157 touchdown passes. In playing 47 games, he completed 68.6 percent of his passes (1,205 of 1,756 attempts) and threw just 30 interceptions. He was honored after the 2009 season with the Melberger Award, given each year to the Division III player of the year. That season he threw for 3,856 yards, with 44 TD passes and 7 interceptions.
His 2010 season was cut short in early September with a torn A-C joint in his right shoulder, but he bounced back last season throwing for 3,867 yards, with 38 TD tosses.
A native of Normal, Illinois, the 6-2ΒΎ, 223-pound Tanney was a two-time first-team All-Illinois quarterback at Lexington High School.
His signing puts the Chiefs roster at 90 players, the NFL pre-season limit.