Eric Berry is an American football safety who is a free agent. He played college football at Tennessee, where he was a two-time unanimous All-American and recognized as the best collegiate defensive back in the country. He was then drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs fifth overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. Berry has been voted to the Pro Bowl five times and has been named to the First Team All-Pro three times. Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma on December 8, 2014. After going through chemotherapy in the offseason and being declared cancer free, Berry came back for the 2015 season and was named to the Pro Bowl, the AP All-Pro team, and was named the 2015 AP Comeback Player of the Year. He was named to the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team.
|Date of birth:||December 29, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Atlanta, Georgia|
|High school:||Creekside (Fairburn, Georgia)|
|NFL Draft:||2010 / Round: 1/ Pick: 5|
|Twitter:||Eric Berry's Twitter profile|
About Eric Berry
NFL safety who was drafted 5th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010. He was named to three Pro Bowls in his first four seasons with the Chiefs. In 2014, he was diagnosed with cancer, but he made a recovery and returned to the Chiefs in 2015.
He was a two-time All-American at the University of Tennessee.
He was honored as the NCAA's best defensive back with the Jim Thorpe Award in 2009.
He was raised with younger twin brothers.
He was teammates with Matt Cassel on the Chiefs from 2010 to 2012.
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