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Eric Berry
Eric Berry
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Eric Berry

SAF

Date of birth
Dec 29, 1988
College
Tennessee
Height
6-0
Weight
211 Lbs

Bio

Eric Berry, also known as “The Fifth Dimension,” is a strong safety for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a two-time All-American at the University of Tennessee and has made three Pro Bowl appearances with the Chiefs.

Early Years

Berry was born on December 29, 1988 in Fairburn, GA and starred in football and track at Creekside High School. On the football team, Berry played quarterback and cornerback and received an invite to play in the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He was considered the top prospect in Georgia and viewed by most recruiting services as the top cornerback prospect in the entire country. He also set a school record in long jump and was a Class 4A state champion in the 200 meter dash in 2005.

University of Tennessee

Berry received multiple scholarship offers and chose to attend the University of Tennessee, where he starred for the Volunteers from 2007 to 2009. He led all SEC freshman with 86 tackles and recorded five interceptions in 2007, helping him earn the SEC Defensive Freshman of the Year award and receive First-Team Freshman All-American recognition from Rivals.com. He was named a team captain as a sophomore and tied the national lead with seven interceptions in 2008 en route to being named SEC Defensive Player of the Year. He wrapped up his illustrious college career by earning First-Team All-American honors for the second consecutive season and winning the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s best defensive back.

Kansas City Chiefs

Instead of returning for his senior season, Berry declared for the 2010 NFL Draft. The Kansas City Chiefs selected him with the 5th overall pick, making him the highest drafted Tennessee product since Jamal Lewis. He signed a six-year, $60 million deal and became the first Chiefs rookie to be named to the Pro Bowl since Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas. He led the team with four interceptions and finished with 92 tackles that season.

A torn ACL cost Berry the entire 2011 season, but he returned to make 86 tackles in 2012 and once again made the Pro Bowl. He racked up 74 tackles and hauled in three interceptions while helping Kansas City return to the playoffs in 2013, earning First-Team All-Pro honors and his third Pro Bowl selection.

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
12-28-2014 @ San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers 19-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 20-12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 31-13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-7-2014 @ Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 17-14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-30-2014 @ Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 16-29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

News

Eric Berry: Placed on Non-Football Illness List

by Football News

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the non-football illness list Monday after a mass was discovered in his chest after Thursday's game against the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN.com... Read more

Eric Berry: (Ankle) Won't Face Chargers

by Football News

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry will not play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers due to an ankle injury, according to ESPN. Barry has not played since suffering the injury in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos... Read more

Chiefs Are Focused On Rebuilding Secondary

Chiefs Are Focused On Rebuilding Secondary

by Eric Paolini

The Kansas City Chiefs are attempting to remake their secondary. Despite a strong showing from the group for most of the season in 2013, there were obvious holes by the end... Read more