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Draft Scout Alex Tanney News
05/03/13 - QB Alex Tanney was waived by the Chiefs, leaving Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Ricky Stanzi and Tyler Bray on the roster.
06/05/12 - Alex Tanney.
Tanney (6-4, 220) joins the Chiefs as a rookie free agent from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill. In just over four seasons with the Fighting Scots, Tanney played in 47 games, completing 1,339 passes on 1,622 attempts (82.6 pct.). He set an NCAA Division III record, throwing for 14,249 yards and an NCAA record with 157 touchdowns. He totaled only 30 interceptions. The Normal, Ill., native was a two-time Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009. Tanney was a two-time first-team Illinois All-State quarterback at Lexington High School in Lexington, Ill.
04/16/12 - Passing for 14,249 yards put Alex Tanney atop the NCAA Division III record book. Firing 157 touchdown passes made him No. 1 in NCAA history for all divisions. Yet, for all Tanney accomplished as a Monmouth College quarterback, he’s still the guy from the small school. It was that way at Lexington High School, where Division I college recruiters looked at his impressive numbers, rubbed their chins and said, “We like him, but …” Now, the evaluating eyes belong to National Football League scouts, and Monmouth’s enrollment of 1,343 is a factor. The guys with the clipboards and stopwatches may not say it up front, or in public, but in conference rooms where draft decisions are made, they talk about it. Tanney can’t change that, but he can use it. It’s what he does, who he is. “I’ve been going through it my whole life,” he said of the small-school stigma. “It’s kind of extra motivation for me. It pushes me to continue to work hard and puts a chip on my shoulder.” “If you look online everybody has a different (draft) position for me,” Tanney said. “Right now it’s about 50-50 between getting picked in the sixth or seventh round or going as a (undrafted) free agent. “I’ve said from the beginning the one thing I wanted coming from a small school was a shot in a camp. I think I’m going to get that.” It would reward the work Tanney has put in, including time with former NFL quarterback Chad Pennington at the TEST Football Academy in Boca Raton, Fla. - Randy Kindred, The Bloomington Pantagraph