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Alex Tanney

Alex Tanney

Alex Tanney is a professional football player.  Alex Tanney is a free agent quarterback in the National Football League. He was a quarterback at Monmouth College before that. Since then, he has constantly pushed for more than just hitting goalposts.

Tanney has been on the verge of shattering every record in NCAA Division III history for most career touchdown passes and passing yards since his undergraduate days.

Early Years

Alex Tanney was born on November 11, 1987, in Lexington, Illinois, to Don Tanney and Crystal Tanney.

Matt Tanney and Mitch Tanney are his two brothers. He used to play basketball and baseball as a kid.

Alex claims he is more of a basketball player, but he is actually a quarterback.

He loved eating pasta along with spaghetti and meatballs from the early days of life.

Family Circle

Not t mention, Alex Tanney’s quarterback skills come from his athletic family.

Don, himself, remained a teacher and a head football coach in his career to talk about his father.

He spent his twelve precious years at Lexington and led the team to nine successful playoffs and a second-position end at state in 2001.

He soon established himself as the quarterback coach for the defunct Peoria Pirates in 2006.

His brother, Matt, played college football after attending Minuteman.

And Mitch was a perfect quarterback for the Monmouth Scots and subsequently got enrolled in the af2 league with Alabama. According to his father, Mitch is more instrumental.

And after knowing it all, we can admit that football runs deep in the whole family.

Facts of Alex Tanney

Full Name Alex Tanney
Birth Date November 11, 1987
Birth Place Lexington, Illinois
Nick Name Tanney
Religion Not Known
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Lexington (Lexington, Illinois)Monmouth (IL)
Horoscope Scorpio
Father’sName Don Tanney
Mother’sName Not known
Siblings Matt and Mitch Tanney
Age 34 years old
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg)
Sister-in-Law Julia Tanney (wife of Matt Tanney)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Light Brown
Jersey No 3
Build Athlete
Marital Status Married to Rebecca Gillen
Girlfriend Gunnar, Wyatt Paul Tanney
Position Quarterback
Profession NFL player
Net Worth $2 million
Salary around $1,075,000 average salary
Last played for New York Giants
League NFL
Active Since 2012-present
Social Media Twitter, Instagram (Posts are private), Facebook, Linkedin
Last Update May 2022

Net Worth

Alex Tanney’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million as of 2022.

Aligning with the online sources, Alex agreed to the deal with the New York Giants, which provided him with an annual salary of $1,075,000.

Although, later, he was out of the team.

Moreover, he has remained quite outspoken to buy his dream car, R8 Audi. Hopefully, he will turn his dream into reality soon.

High School Days

Alex remained a three-sport high school athlete at Lexington High School in Lexington, Illinois.

He was a first-team Illinois All-State quarterback two times. He headed his team to a second-place finish in the IHSA state championship.

Alex was also entitled to an All-State basketball player and is the ever-lasting leading point scorer in Lexington High School history.

College Career

After all the record-breaking movements in high school, Alex was all set to hit new levels at Monmouth College.

He broke the Monmouth record to score more than 50 touchdown passes in his sophomore year in 2008.

Following that, with his 3,856 yards and 44 TDs, Alex was announced as the Melberger Award winner. As told earlier, he was breaking the record for scoring touchdown and yards, which no other players in Divison III did.

Alex was redshirted for the 2010 season due to an injury; he made a remarkable comeback in 2011, where he scored career-high 3,867 yards with 38 touchdowns.

He received three Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year Awards and many more All-American Awards.

Here comes the most talked about news of him, when he became the finest youtube sensation in 2011.

He was a celebrity who broke the internet with his trick shot video, which has almost crossed more than 1.6 billion views.

The video became the fun internet thing real soon and dragged viewers’ attention to Alex’s college achievements.

Alex became a popular guy who could throw a football from a living room window or the distant basketball hoop; he could throw the ball in a different position, angle, and style.

Moreover, he got featured in History Channel’s Stan Lee’s Superhumans episode where he was bulletined as “superhuman,” Also, comparisons were held between him and Johny Mac.

Alex again set the record for all-time all-division career touchdown passes with 150 in a game against Carroll University. He held the most passing yards record with 1429 in NCAA D-III history.. ”

Professional Career

Kansas City Chiefs

Alex took an undrafted free agent post and inked a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs in June 2012.

However, he was placed on the disabled list because of his finger injury on September 1, 2012.

Dallas Cowboys

After being benched out for a year, he was hired to a roster position by the Cowboys.

Alex took over the entire second half of the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on August 4, 2013.

Alex Tanney
Alex Tanney in a match. Source: insidethestar

He played for the five preseason games in 2013 and, lastly, was waived on August 30, 2013. Further, he was posted to the Cowboys’ eight-player practice team.

Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns hired Tanney off the Cowboys’ practice squad in November 2013.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers were the third on the list of Alex’s professional life. He signed on May 20, 2014, and was released on August 24, 2014.

In addition to his professional career, Alex was involved with teams like Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, and Indianapolis Colts as a practice squad member until 2015.

Tennessee Titans

Alex was signed as an official player of the Colts practice squad on December 21, 2015.

He hit the ground on January 3, 2016, against the Indianapolis Colts. He was again passed to the practice squad on September 14, 2016.

Alex was also leveled to the roster spot but soon got placed on the injured list in September 2017.

New York Giants

Alex agreed to a contract with the New York Giants on May 2, 2018. He was the key backup player to Eli Manning on September 1, 2018, naming on the Giants’ 53-man roster.

Alex inked a two-year contract extension with the Giants on March 4, 2019. But soon, he got waived on September 5, 2020.

It’s not that Alex has wrapped up his career. We can still expect a ninth season from him.

Personal Life

Coming to Alex Tanney’s private life section would sound unhealthy not to address his beautiful wife, Rebecca Gillen, an inseparable part of his life. Yes, you read it right.

Our mastermind quarterback, Alex, is currently married to his long-time girlfriend, Rebecca, another local sports standout.

Moreover, they share two lovely kids together. Gunnar is three, and Wyatt is one. As of now, they are living happily ever after. Everything is going well in their life.

There is no such news of any separation or extra-marital affairs with anyone.

Other than that, there are some minor details about him like, Alex never wears a watch. Even if he is gifted branded watches like Cartier, Hublot, or Rolex.

He would not be that willing to carry. He was given it once during his time in high school but never wore it.


Alex took up the battle with his partner, not on the field though this time for his sister-in-law Julia Tanney, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

As per the news, she was a wheelchair user, trying to exercise, and eat nine cups of veggies daily.

Julia, with her husband Matt, shares two adorable twins, Lillian and Katelyn. The duo is a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and keeps joining the athletic events at Western Illinois University.

Alex, with his wife, has decided to show their support, having found the Tackle MS with Tanney Fund.

The fund will add some motive to the organizations that work for the patients suffering from multiple sclerosis cases, like the Terry Wahls, M.D. Research Fund.


Alex left the NFL after a nine-year career in 2020-2021. In 2020, the New York Giants will replace Tanney with Colt McCoy.

However, for the final month of the season, he signed with the practice squad.

He spent the previous three seasons as a backup quarterback with the New York Giants.

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Social Media Presence

Alex is a wealthy individual when it comes to his social media presence.

On Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, and Facebook, he appears to be fairly active.

However, there is a huge downer. His Instagram account is password-protected.

We don’t have access to his posts.

Alex, on the other hand, has a moderate fan base on Twitter and Facebook.

On that, we can certainly keep an eye on him.

And, while you’re at it, send him some belated birthday greetings by text message. It is, however, fifteen days late.

With 6520 followers on Twitter, Tanney is known as @AlexTanney, has 1,633 followers on Instagram, @alextanney11, and has 1,288 followers on Facebook, @alex.tanney.