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Alex Tanney

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Alex Tanney born November 11, 1987 is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League NFL He played college football at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 College
  • 3 Professional career
    • 31 Kansas City Chiefs
    • 32 Dallas Cowboys
    • 33 Cleveland Browns
    • 34 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • 35 Tennessee Titans
    • 36 Buffalo Bills
    • 37 Indianapolis Colts
    • 38 Tennessee Titans second stint
    • 39 Statistics
  • 4 Awards and accomplishments
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Early life

Tanney was a three-sport high school standout athlete at Lexington High School in Lexington, Illinois He was a two time first team Illinois All-State quarterback and led his team to the IHSA state semi-finals his senior year, and he holds nearly every football passing record at LHS He was also named an All-State basketball player and is the all-time leading point scorer in Lexington High School history In addition to his football career, Tanney also placed at the IHSA State Track and Field Finals his junior and senior years


Tanney broke nearly every school record during his time at Monmouth His career began in 2007 when he threw for 2,678 yards and 24 TDs In his sophomore season in 2008, Tanney broke the Monmouth record of single season TD passes with 50 For his junior campaign, Tanney threw for 3,856 yards and 44 TDs which led him to be named the Melberger Award winner as D-III's top player After redshirting the 2010 season with an injury, he came back in 2011 and threw for a career-high 3,867 yards along with 38 TDs He won three Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year Awards in his college career along with numerous All-American Awards

In 2011 a quarterback trick shot video highlighting Tanney's talent went viral Subsequently, in July 2011, History Channel’s Stan Lee’s Superhumans filmed an episode featuring Tanney The episode featured Tanney's "super-human" throwing accuracy

On October 29, 2011, in a game against Carroll University, Tanney set the NCAA record for all-time all-division career touchdown passes with 150, surpassing Jimmy Terwilliger's record of 148 Tanney finished his collegiate career with 157 touchdown passes and also holds the D-III record for most passing yards in a career with 14,249

Professional career

Kansas City Chiefs

Tanney signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent on June 5, 2012 He was placed on injured reserve with a finger injury on September 1, 2012

Dallas Cowboys

On July 21, 2013, the Cowboys signed Tanney to their roster On August 4, 2013, Tanney played the entire second half of the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio In five 2013 preseason games including the August 29 finale against the Houston Texans, in which he played all but one series Tanney completed 40 of 73 passes for 423 yards and a touchdown, with two interceptions Tanney was released by the Cowboys on August 30, 2013 After clearing waivers, Tanney was assigned to the Cowboys' eight-player practice squad

Cleveland Browns

On November 26, 2013, the Cleveland Browns signed Tanney off the Cowboys' practice squad On May 12, 2014, the Browns released Tanney

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tanney was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 20, 2014 The Buccaneers released Tanney on August 24, 2014

Tennessee Titans

Tanney was signed to the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans on December 16, 2014 He signed a futures contract with the Titans on December 29, 2014 The Titans released Tanney on September 5, 2015

Buffalo Bills

Tanney was signed to the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills on September 7, 2015 Tanney was dropped from the practice squad a day later, after the team re-signed Matt Cassel

Indianapolis Colts

Tanney signed to the practice squad of the Indianapolis Colts on September 29, 2015 He was released on October 20, 2015 Tanney re-signed to the practice squad on November 10, 2015

Tennessee Titans second stint

On December 21, 2015, Tanney was signed off the Colts practice squad by the Tennessee Titans He made his NFL regular-season debut on January 3, 2016 against the Indianapolis Colts, relieving the injured Zach Mettenberger in the third quarter and going 10-for-14 for 99 yards and throwing his first career touchdown pass, to Dorial Green-Beckham On September 13, 2016, he was waived by the Titans and was re-signed to their practice squad the next day On December 27, 2016, he was promoted to the active roster

On September 2, 2017, Tanney was placed on injured reserve


Year Team GP GS Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2015 TEN 1 0 10 14 714 99 71 1 0 1149 0 0 00 0


Awards and accomplishments

Award/Honor Years
NCAA record for all-time career touchdown passes 157 2011
NCAA Division III record for passing yards 14,249 2011
Associated Press Little All-American 2011
AFCA Division III Coaches' All-American 2011
D3footballcom All-West Region 2008,2009, 2011
D3footballcom All-American 2009, 2011
Melberger Award Trophy 2009
Offensive Player of the Year in the Midwest Conference 2008, 2009, 2011
High school
All-Time record for pass-completions Illinois 2006
Third all-time for most pass completions, season Illinois 2006
Illinois All-State 2005, 2006


  1. ^ Frey, Aaron 2011-07-23 "Fighting Scots QB Tanney to be featured on History Channel" Galesburgcom Archived from the original on 2012-03-31 Retrieved 2012-09-01 
  2. ^ Jay Ratliff on Cowboys' PUP list; Demetress Bell signs, NFLcom, Retrieved July 21, 2013
  3. ^ http://espngocom/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/82798/cowboys-to-waive-qb-alex-tanney
  4. ^ http://espngocom/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4713955/cowboys-practice-squad-set
  5. ^ George, Brandon 2013-11-26 "Cleveland Browns sign QB Alex Tanney from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad" Sports Day Retrieved 2016-07-04 
  6. ^ Jones, Ross 2014-05-12 "Browns release Vince Young 11 days after signing free agent deal" Fox Sports Retrieved 2016-07-04 
  7. ^ Tidcombe, Matt 2014-05-20 "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Alex Tanney and Cameron Brate" The Pewter Plank Retrieved 2016-07-04 
  8. ^ Philipse, Sander 2014-08-24 "NFL Roster Cuts 2014: Buccaneers release Eric Page, Tommy Streeter, 10 more" Bucs Nation Retrieved 2016-07-04 
  9. ^ Morris, Jimmy 2014-12-16 "Titans sign TE Matthew Mulligan; Place Brett Brackett on IR" Music City Miracles Retrieved 2016-07-05 
  10. ^ "Titans Sign Eight Players to Futures Contracts" Tennessee Titans 2014-12-29 Retrieved 2016-07-04 
  11. ^ Wolf, Jason 2015-09-05 "Titans release Hakeem Nicks, 8 others" The Tennessean Retrieved 2016-07-04 
  12. ^ Rodak, Mike 2015-09-07 "IK Enemkpali, QB Alex Tanney among Bills' practice squad additions" ESPN Retrieved 2016-07-05 
  13. ^ Brown, Chris 2015-09-08 "Matt Cassel re-signs with Bills" Buffalo Bills Retrieved 2016-07-05 
  14. ^ Buscaglia, Joe 2015-09-08 "Joe B: 5 Bills practice notes from September 8" WKBW Buffalo Retrieved 2016-07-05 
  15. ^ McCormick, Terry 2015-09-29 "Colts sign quarterback Tanney to practice squad" 247Sports Retrieved 2016-07-05 
  16. ^ Jackson, Zac 2015-10-20 "Colts sign CB Tony Carter" NBC Sports Retrieved 2016-07-05 
  17. ^ Lewis, Derek 2015-11-10 "Colts re-sign quarterback Alex Tanney to practice squad" 247Sports Retrieved 2016-07-05 
  18. ^ John Glennon December 22, 2015 "Titans sign QB Alex Tanney, place Mike Martin on IR" The Tennesseean Retrieved January 3, 2016 
  19. ^ Jim Wyatt January 3, 2016 "Titans Fall Short at Indy in Season Finale" TitansOnlinecom Retrieved January 3, 2016 
  20. ^ Wyatt, Jim "Titans Re-Sign CB Cody Riggs, Waive QB Alex Tanney" TitansOnlinecom 
  21. ^ Wyatt, Jim December 27, 2016 "Alex Tanney Promoted, Marcus Mariota to IR" TitansOnlinecom 
  22. ^ Wyatt, Jim September 2, 2017 "Titans Down to 53 Players: A Position-by-Position Look" TitansOnlinecom 
  23. ^ "Alex Tanney" pro-football-referencecom Sports Reference LLC Retrieved December 25, 2016 
  24. ^ Midwest Conference Football Newsletter - Nov 20, 2008
  25. ^ a b Illinois High School Association Boys Football Records History - Individual Passing & Receiving

External links

  • Kansas City Chiefs profile
  • Dallas Cowboys profile
  • Cleveland Browns profile

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