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VIDEO: UConn walk-on QB Johnny McEntee?s talks about becoming a YouTube star.
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University of Connecticut backup quaterback Johnny McEntee has played in only two games over two seasons and never attempted a pass. But at the moment the junior walk-on is the biggest star on the team.

McEntee's YouTube video, "Johnny Mac Trick Shot Quarterback," has been a hit on the Web, with more than 1.6 million views since it was posted Tuesday.

VIDEO: UConn walk-on QB Johnny McEntee?s talks about becoming a YouTube star.
The Conversation: Football with a Twist

"It's crazy," McEntee said. "I think our goal was maybe 10,000 or something."

In the video the California native demonstrates his throwing accuracy in a wide variety of ways. He knocks a water bottle off a teammate's head, knocks the sign off a moving Domino's delivery truck, throws a football into a trash can 50 yards away -- and those are just a few of his tricks.

McEntee says he's practiced some of the shots for a while.

"I used to mess around in high school with it," he said. "I think I've gotten a little bit better as I got older too."

McEntee came up with the idea after watching the trick shot reel of UConn women's basketball player Caroline Doty.

"My teammates thought it was pretty cool and we said we need one, so I did it," McEntee told ABC News.

Although McEntee doesn't see the field that often, he says there still might be one way to make the NFL.

"Maybe if there is a Harlem Globetrotters NFL, I could do that."

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