When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the first pick in last month's NFL draft, Monmouth College quarterback Alex Tanney knew his name would not be called. The Indianapolis Colts had long ago telegraphed their pick, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.
Despite shredding defenses in college, Tanney went undrafted because his accomplishments came in Division III ball. But without Luck's fame, Tanney determined to make his own luck. With the help of friends, he posted a YouTube video showcasing his phenomenal accuracy with the football.
The AP has a story about how the footage of Tanney throwing footballs into basketball hoops and speeding cars went viral. NFL teams took notice, and the Buffalo Bills recently asked Tanney to work out for the team. If things don't work out in the NFL, the man certainly has a career in marketing.