The Indianapolis Colts today signed quarterback Alex Tanney to the practice squad.
Tanney, 6-4, 220 pounds, most recently spent time on the Buffalo Bills practice squad after spending training camp with the Tennessee Titans. In 2014, he spent the final two weeks of the regular season on the Titans practice squad. Tanney was on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad for the first 12 weeks of the 2013 season before he was signed to the Cleveland Browns active roster on November 26, 2013. He spent five games on the Browns 53-man roster and did not see any game action. Tanney originally signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent on June 5, 2012 and spent his rookie season on the Chiefs Injured Reserve list.
Collegiately, Tanney played in 47 games at Monmouth and set NCAA Division III career records with 14,249 passing yards and 157 touchdowns. He was selected as the Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year three times (2008-09, 2011). As a senior in 2011, Tanney finished with a career-high 3,867 passing yards and 38 touchdowns. He redshirted in 2010 due to an injury. In 2009, Tanney was named the Melberger Award winner as Division III’s best player after recording 3,856 passing yards and 44 touchdowns. He set a school record with 50 touchdown passes and threw for 3,848 yards as a sophomore in 2008. Tanney played in 10 games as a freshman and registered 2,678 passing yards and 24 touchdowns.
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