YouTube video gets QB Alex Tanney a Buffalo Bills try-out invitation



And another huge step forward for social media. Wanna get an invite to Buffalo Bills camp this summer and have a chance to try out for the team? Put together a really impressive YouTube video and put it out there.

Alex Tanney did, becoming an internet sensation with the self-titled “Trick Shot Quarterback” video showing he can hit a receiver in a moving vehicle and throw footballs from across the court and swish them into basketball nets. He even banged a pass off the crossbar of an upright from 50 yards out – from his knees.

Watch it after the jump

From Sports Illustrated

Now the Division III Monmouth College (Ill.) product will provide the Buffalo Bills a firsthand look to see whether he has a future in the NFL. After being passed up in the draft last weekend, Tanney has accepted an invitation to take part in the Bills’ three-day rookie minicamp that opens May 11.

“I’m from a small school, and the only thing I’ve ever really wanted was an opportunity to get into a camp,” the 23-year-old said by phone this week. “And now I have that in Buffalo, so I’m anxious to get out there and compete for a spot.”

Turns out, the Bills weren’t the only team interested in the 6-foot-4, 220-pound quarterback who set an NCAA record with 157 touchdown passes over a five-year career with the Fighting Scots.

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  1. Joop Woudenberg says

    Involved in Football in USA from 1955 till 1964 and in Europe from 1980 till ……Traveling all over Europe to watch football games first as Game Commissioner EFAF till 2009 , now as Football Lover. Honorable Member EFAF.

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