Alex Tanney, a small-school quarterback turned viral video star, is getting a chance to show what he can do with the Buffalo Bills.
Tanney, who threw for 157 touchdowns at Monmouth College but is most famous for this video he posted on YouTube, has been invited to the Bills’ upcoming rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
Tanney’s “Trick Shot Quarterback” video has more than 1.6 million views, and it shows an impressive array of skills, including his ability to stand at the 50-yard line and hit the goal post in three different spots — right upright, left upright, crossbar — on three consecutive throws. Whether a bunch of “trick shot” throws translates to the ability to play in the NFL is questionable, but the Bills are giving Tanney a shot.
“I’m from a small school,” Tanney told the Associated Press. “And the only thing I’ve ever really wanted was an opportunity to get into a camp. And now I have that in Buffalo.”