Alex Tanney loves playing in the NFL but he knows that kind of career has a finish line.
Which is why the former Lexington High School and Monmouth College star quarterback loves working with youth football players at his annual Tanney Passing Academy Clinics.
“I just know that I want to coach when I’m done and this goes to prove it,” said the Tennessee Titans quarterback. “Every year when I come out here I just really enjoy it. I’ve been fortunate enough to be around people that have a lot of knowledge. I feel fortunate that I get to share that knowledge with as many people as I can.”
Tanney and his father Don, a 28-year coaching veteran in Illinois high school football, hosted two clinics Sunday. Over 100 youth football players attended the session in Bloomington and the Quad Cities.
Don Tanney can see that his 30-year-old son is enjoying the coaching part of his life even now.
“He works with the best players and the best coaches, day in and day out. There was a day when I knew more football than Alex,” said Don Tanney. “Those days are long gone. He has a real wealth of knowledge. And he does a great job of passing that information down to the young kids.”
Alex tanney is in the final year of his contract with Tennessee. He spent last year on injured reserve after suffering a season-ending foot injury in the final week of the preseason.