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This is without a doubt his best trick of all.

Alex Tanney of Monmouth, Illinois, the "trick-shot quarterback," has been acquired by the Kansas City Chiefs.  As big as that is, it still may not ultimately be his biggest claim to fame. 

Tanney, who attended Monmouth College, has gained global notoriety from a YouTube video clip in which he demonstrates uncanny accuracy throwing a football (see clip here:  http://bit.ly/Lvv41x) .  The five-minute video has been viewed nearly two-and-a-half million times.

On Tuesday, the Chiefs announced they have added Tanney to the team's roster.  The Chiefs bio lists these accomplishments:
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.
Tanney also had an invite to the Buffalo Bills rookie minicamp.

Carrying four quarterbacks on the off season roster makes plenty of sense considering the roster limit is now at 90 players. The addition of Tanney gives the Chiefs more options throughout the summer as they now have four players who can line up at quarterback.

While Tanney's overall performance with the Chiefs remains to be seen, judging by the YouTube clip, accuracy should not be a problem.

-parts of this report from the Arrowhead Pride
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