Tanney Passing Academy
Tanney Passing Alumni
North Scott High School
After a solid sophomore season for the Knights, Sacia emerged as one the best Division 3 players his junior year. Leading the Knights to an undefeated regular season and postseason birth.
Voted the IIAC Offensive Most Valuable Player in 2017…led Knights to fifth undefeated regular season (10-0) in program history…completed 186 of 278 passes for 2,552 yards for 28 touchdowns and only three interceptions…had a school record five-touchdown performance against Nebraska Wesleyan Nov. 11, and tossed four touchdown passes in four other games…ranks seventh in Division III passing efficiency (175.1)…is a two-time All-IIAC selection, in addition to earning Academic All-IIAC honors…Finalist for DIII's Gagliardi Trophy (DIII Heisman)
Murray State University
Eli attended our academy multiple years throughout his HS career. His senior year he led St. Joseph-Ogden's undefeated season and a run to the state semi-finals. Eli finished his career as a Spartan throwing for 3,444 yards and 45 touchdowns. His great HS career led to an opportunity to play at Murray State University.
"At the Tanney Passing Academy, I was able to take a lot of instruction away from the camp to know what I had to do to better myself as a quarterback. A big part of the workout was the warmup. Being a young athlete you just want to go out and hit it full speed right away. But over the years using those warmup exercises, I have improved my arm's durability, and strength along with that. One part of the Academy was a lot of the drills forced you to use those quick decision making skills from reading a defender to make the right throw or paying attention to coaching instructions. We also had a lot of teaching on reading different types of defenses and that is a vital part of being a successful football player."