Buccaneers sign trick-shot quarterback Alex Tanney
MAY 21, 2014 12:56p ET
TAMPA, Fla. -- A trick-shot artist is coming to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
His YouTube video titled, "Alex Tanney Trick Shot Quarterback -- Better Than Johnny Mac," was uploaded in February 2011 and went viral. It has received more than 3.9 million views.
Tanney’s NFL career, though, has included far smaller numbers. The Monmouth (Illinois) College product entered the league as a college free agent in 2012, and he has produced no stats in brief stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns. Standing at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, he set the all-time NCAA record for career touchdown passes with 157.
In addition to Tanney, the Bucs announced the signings of tight end Cameron Brate, wide receiver Quintin Payton and tight end Ian Thompson. They waived defensive lineman David Hunter, punter Jacob Schum and quarterback Brett Smith.