A day after Alex Erickson made his NFL preseason debut by scoring two touchdowns, former Wisconsin Badgers standout Tanner McEvoy showcased his talents to make an NFL roster.
With time expired, the undrafted free agent snagged a jump ball from former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin to put the Seattle Seahawks within one point of tying the game. After the successful Hail Mary attempt, the Seahawks converted a two-point conversion to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 17-16 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
McEvoy finished the game with three receptions for a team-leading 77 yards and the only touchdown of the game -- that 37-yard prayer -- for Seattle.
The @Seahawks needed a miracle.— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) August 14, 2016
Good thing they had Tanner McEvoy for a Hail Mary TD at the buzzer! #OnWisconsinhttps://t.co/3HgFVJsHLj
Former #Badgers QB/WR/S Tanner McEvoy with a Hail Mary catch at the end of regulation. https://t.co/I1ppZ1jmeW— Jake Kocorowski (@JakeKocoB5Q) August 13, 2016
The 6’6, 230-pound McEvoy converted to wide receiver earlier in training camp from safety after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Seahawks in the spring.
In his three seasons at Wisconsin, McEvoy played safety, wide receiver and quarterback. He caught 10 passes for 109 yards in 13 games last season.