Player Bio

Eric Berry
DB #29
Height:
6-0
Weight:
212
Age:
29
College:
Tennessee
Hometown:
Fairburn, GA
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
7
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 434 369 65 5.5 0 50 14 374 -- 54 5 3 2
2017 KC 1 1 7 4 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 KC 16 16 77 62 15 0.0 0 9 4 98 24.5 42 2 1 --
2015 KC 16 15 61 55 6 0.0 -- 10 2 40 20 25 0 0 --
2014 KC 6 5 37 32 5 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 KC 15 15 74 66 8 3.5 0 10 3 134 44.7 49 2 1 2
2012 KC 16 16 86 73 13 0.0 -- 10 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2011 KC 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 KC 16 16 92 77 15 2.0 0 9 4 102 25.5 54 1 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @NE W 42-27 7 4 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

  • Ninth-year safety returns for his ninth season with the Chiefs in 2018.
  • Spent the 2017 season on IR after rupturing his Achilles in the season opener vs. New England on September 7, 2017.
  • Was named a team captain for the defense in a vote by teammates for the 2013, 2015 and 2016 postseasons.
  • Has started in all five postseason contests he’s played in.
  • Originally joined the Chiefs as the fifth overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.
  • Returned an interception for a touchdown against Atlanta on Dec. 4, 2016, giving him five interception return touchdowns for his career. That mark ranks tied-second in team history for most interception return touchdowns for a career.
  • Had a career-high 3.5 sacks (-26.5 yards) in 2013, a number that tied for first among all defensive backs in the league. Has 5.5 career sacks (-37.5 yards) to rank fourth in team history for defensive backs, needing just 1.5 more sacks to tie the franchise record for most QB takedowns by a defensive back.
  • Led the Chiefs with four interceptions as a rookie in 2010.
  • Was selected to his fifth Pro Bowl following the 2016 season. His other trips to the NFL’s annual all-star game came following the 2015, 2013, 2012 and 2010 seasons.
  • Was named the winner of the Chiefs Derrick Thomas Award in 2016. This marked his second Derrick Thomas Award after he and QB Alex Smith earned the club's award in 2015 given to the team's MVP, an award voted on by teammates.
  • Was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year following the 2015 season after being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma during the 2014 season and being declared cancer-free prior to the start training camp the following season. 
  • Honored with the PFWA's George Halas Award in 2016, honoring an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed.
  • Was the club's Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee for 2015 and won Nationwide's inaugural Charity Challenge, awarding the Eric Berry Foundation $20,000. He won the challenge after his unique hashtag, #BerryWPMOYChallenge, was used more than 94,000 times. 
  • Has been named first-team All-Pro three times (2016, 2015 and 2013). Was named first-team All-Pro for the first time following the 2013 season, the first All-Pro defensive player for Kansas City since LB Derrick Johnson in 2011 and the Chiefs first All-Pro safety since Deron Cherry following the 1988 season.
  • Was additionally named first-team All-NFL by the Pro Football Writers of America in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Was also named all-AFC by the PFWA in 2016.
  • Was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week following Week 10 of the 2016 NFL season where he had nine tackles (7 solo), two passes defensed, one tackle for loss and one interception returned for a touchdown in a win over the Carolina Panthers.
  • Was voted All-Pro safety by Sporting News following the 2016 regular season.  
  • Named the Chiefs Mack Lee Hill Award winner for the 2010 season, an award voted on by teammates given to the club's top rookie performer.
  • Was named to the PFWA's All-Rookie team following the 2010 season.
  • Re-signed contract with Kansas CIty (2/28/17) ... Signed franchise tag (8/28/16) ... Signed with Kansas City (7/30/10) ... Selected with the Chiefs first pick (fifth overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft.
  • Ninth-year safety returns for his ninth season with the Chiefs in 2018.
  • Spent the 2017 season on IR after rupturing his Achilles in the season opener vs. New England on September 7, 2017.
  • Was named a team captain for the defense in a vote by teammates for the 2013, 2015 and 2016 postseasons.
  • Has started in all five postseason contests he’s played in.
  • Originally joined the Chiefs as the fifth overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.
  • Returned an interception for a touchdown against Atlanta on Dec. 4, 2016, giving him five interception return touchdowns for his career. That mark ranks tied-second in team history for most interception return touchdowns for a career.
  • Had a career-high 3.5 sacks (-26.5 yards) in 2013, a number that tied for first among all defensive backs in the league. Has 5.5 career sacks (-37.5 yards) to rank fourth in team history for defensive backs, needing just 1.5 more sacks to tie the franchise record for most QB takedowns by a defensive back.
  • Led the Chiefs with four interceptions as a rookie in 2010.
  • Was selected to his fifth Pro Bowl following the 2016 season. His other trips to the NFL’s annual all-star game came following the 2015, 2013, 2012 and 2010 seasons.
  • Was named the winner of the Chiefs Derrick Thomas Award in 2016. This marked his second Derrick Thomas Award after he and QB Alex Smith earned the club's award in 2015 given to the team's MVP, an award voted on by teammates.
  • Was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year following the 2015 season after being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma during the 2014 season and being declared cancer-free prior to the start training camp the following season. 
  • Honored with the PFWA's George Halas Award in 2016, honoring an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed.
  • Was the club's Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee for 2015 and won Nationwide's inaugural Charity Challenge, awarding the Eric Berry Foundation $20,000. He won the challenge after his unique hashtag, #BerryWPMOYChallenge, was used more than 94,000 times. 
  • Has been named first-team All-Pro three times (2016, 2015 and 2013). Was named first-team All-Pro for the first time following the 2013 season, the first All-Pro defensive player for Kansas City since LB Derrick Johnson in 2011 and the Chiefs first All-Pro safety since Deron Cherry following the 1988 season.
  • Was additionally named first-team All-NFL by the Pro Football Writers of America in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Was also named all-AFC by the PFWA in 2016.
  • Was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week following Week 10 of the 2016 NFL season where he had nine tackles (7 solo), two passes defensed, one tackle for loss and one interception returned for a touchdown in a win over the Carolina Panthers.
  • Was voted All-Pro safety by Sporting News following the 2016 regular season.  
  • Named the Chiefs Mack Lee Hill Award winner for the 2010 season, an award voted on by teammates given to the club's top rookie performer.
  • Was named to the PFWA's All-Rookie team following the 2010 season.
  • Re-signed contract with Kansas CIty (2/28/17) ... Signed franchise tag (8/28/16) ... Signed with Kansas City (7/30/10) ... Selected with the Chiefs first pick (fifth overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft.