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Eric Berry

Eric Berry

Defensive Back

#29

Experience: 9 years

Height: 6-0

Age: 29

Weight: 212 lbs

College: Tennessee

2017 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    4
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT
    0

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WK OPP RESULT Total Comb AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
1 @Patriots W 42 - 27 4 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Comb AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2010 Kansas City Chiefs 16 16 77 92 15 2 0 9 4 102 25.5 54 1 1 0
2011 Kansas City Chiefs 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Kansas City Chiefs 16 16 73 86 13 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Kansas City Chiefs 15 15 66 74 8 3.5 0 10 3 134 44.7 49 2 1 2
2014 Kansas City Chiefs 6 5 32 37 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Kansas City Chiefs 16 15 55 61 6 0 0 10 2 40 20 25 0 0 0
2016 Kansas City Chiefs 16 16 62 77 15 0 0 9 4 98 24.5 42 2 1 0
2017 Kansas City Chiefs 1 1 4 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 87 85 369 434 65 5.5 0 50 14 374 26.7 54 5 3 2

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.

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