Player Bio

Eric Berry
DB #29
Height:
6-0
Weight:
212
Age:
28
College:
Tennessee
Hometown:
Fairburn, GA
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
77
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 427 365 62 5.5 0 50 14 374 -- 54 5 3 2
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 --

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Biography

  • Eightth-year safety returns for his eighth season with the Chiefs in 2017.
  • Has appeared in 86 games (84 starts) and recorded 429 tackles (361 solo), 5.5 sacks (-37.5), 14 interceptions, 53 passes defended, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
  • Was selected to his fifth Pro Bowl following the 2016 season. His other trips to the NFL’s annual all-star game came following his rookie year (2010), after the 2012, 2013 and 2015 seasons.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • He and QB Alex Smith earned the club's Derrick Thomas Award given to the team's MVP, an award voted on by teammates. 
  • Honored with the PFWA's George Halas Award, honoring an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed.
  • Was named first-team All-Pro following the 2013 season, the first All-Pro defensive player since 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-Pro by the Associated Press, as well as the Pro Football Writers of America again in 2015 and 2016.
  • Was voted All-Pro safety by Sporting News following the 2016 regular season. 
  • Was named to the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) All-NFL Team following the 2013 and 2016 seasons, joining RB Jamaal Charles and PR Dexter McCluster in 2013 and Travis Kelce, Marcus Peters and Tyreek Hill in 2016. Was additionally named All-AFC by the PFWA in 2016. 
  • Was named a team captain for the defense in a vote by teammates for the 2013, 2015 and 2016 postseasons.
  • Returned an interception for a touchdown against Atlanta on Dec. 4, 2016, giving him five interception return touchdowns for his career. That mark ranks second tied for second in team history for most interception return touchdowns for a career.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Has started in all five postseason contests he’s played in.
  • Led the Chiefs with four interceptions as a rookie in 2010.
  • Joined the Chiefs as the fifth overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.
  • Signed with Kansas City (7/30/10) ... Selected with the Chiefs first pick (fifth overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft.
  • Eightth-year safety returns for his eighth season with the Chiefs in 2017.
  • Has appeared in 86 games (84 starts) and recorded 429 tackles (361 solo), 5.5 sacks (-37.5), 14 interceptions, 53 passes defended, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
  • Was selected to his fifth Pro Bowl following the 2016 season. His other trips to the NFL’s annual all-star game came following his rookie year (2010), after the 2012, 2013 and 2015 seasons.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • He and QB Alex Smith earned the club's Derrick Thomas Award given to the team's MVP, an award voted on by teammates. 
  • Honored with the PFWA's George Halas Award, honoring an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed.
  • Was named first-team All-Pro following the 2013 season, the first All-Pro defensive player since 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-Pro by the Associated Press, as well as the Pro Football Writers of America again in 2015 and 2016.
  • Was voted All-Pro safety by Sporting News following the 2016 regular season. 
  • Was named to the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) All-NFL Team following the 2013 and 2016 seasons, joining RB Jamaal Charles and PR Dexter McCluster in 2013 and Travis Kelce, Marcus Peters and Tyreek Hill in 2016. Was additionally named All-AFC by the PFWA in 2016. 
  • Was named a team captain for the defense in a vote by teammates for the 2013, 2015 and 2016 postseasons.
  • Returned an interception for a touchdown against Atlanta on Dec. 4, 2016, giving him five interception return touchdowns for his career. That mark ranks second tied for second in team history for most interception return touchdowns for a career.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Has started in all five postseason contests he’s played in.
  • Led the Chiefs with four interceptions as a rookie in 2010.
  • Joined the Chiefs as the fifth overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.
  • Signed with Kansas City (7/30/10) ... Selected with the Chiefs first pick (fifth overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft.