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Alex Tanney, YouTube star, gets chance with Chiefs

With the Ricky Stanzi Project gaining steam in the streets of Kansas City, we've learned of yet another quirky Chiefs backup passer threatening to outshine Brady Quinn.

The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent quarterback Alex Tanney on Tuesday. Never heard of him? Here we go:

The undrafted rookie from Monmouth College set an NCAA Division III record with 14,249 passing yards; an NCAA mark with 157 touchdowns; and tossed only 30 picks in college -- but few witnessed any of that action. It's Tanney's freaky compilation of trick throws on YouTube that put his name on the board.

Take a look: As the homemade film opens, Tanney -- looking like he just rolled out of bed -- wings a football through a living room window into the snowy distance, landing it in the back of a moving truck. When he's not busy pestering motorists, he's slinging the pigskin off city rooftops and nailing full-court shots (with a football) inside Monmouth's gymnasium. It’s worth five minutes of your time.

The February 2011 footage helped earn Tanney a tryout at the Buffalo Bills' rookie camp in May, but that didn't pan out.

If he can turn this magic loose in a game situation, Tanney might stand a chance in Kansas City.

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