After Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in December of last year, there was a feeling that he would be out for most, if not all, of the 2015 season.
In miraculous fashion, Berry not only beat cancer, but he also beat it in time to return to training camp.
Eight games into 2015, Berry, who has worked his way back to a starting role, is fourth on the team in tackles (26) and also recorded one of the team's 8 interceptions on the season.
For his comeback, ESPN's NFL Nation named Berry its midseason "Comeback Player of the Year."
"Through a half-season, at least, Berry has succeeded," writes Chiefs NFL Nation reporter Adam Teicher. "He graduated slowly, going from a part-time player in training camp and the preseason to a starter to a playmaker and the Eric Berry the Chiefs would remember from before. For that, Berry was selected by ESPN's NFL Nation as the midseason comeback player of the year."
Berry received 10 votes and Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer finished second with nine.
Read Teicher's full piece on Berry here.