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• Fourth-year defensive back successfully returned in 2012 from missing nearly the entire 2011 season after suffering a knee injury on the season's opening drive.
• Was selected to his second Pro Bowl after the 2012 season after being nominated to his first Pro Bowl following his rookie season in 2010, becoming the first Chiefs player to accomplish that feat since LB Derrick Thomas following the '89 season.
• Has started all 33 games he's appeared in.
• Started all 16 games in 2010 and registered a franchise record for most tackles by a rookie safety (126).
• Led the Chiefs with four interceptions 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.
2012: Started 16 games at strong safety, recording 86 tackles (73 solo), including 10 for loss, an interception and 10 passes defensed ... Was named the starting strong safety in the 2012 Pro Bowl ... Posted two solo tackles and a pass defensed vs. Atlanta (9/9) ... Generated four tackles (three solo) at Buffalo (9/16) ... Produced eight tackles (three solo), including one for loss at New Orleans (9/23) ... Had six solo tackles, including one for loss, vs. San Diego (9/30) ... Grabbed five solo tackles vs. Baltimore (10/7) ... Posted four tackles (three solo) at Tampa Bay (10/14) ... Generated three tackles (two solo), including one for loss, vs. Oakland (10/28) ... Grabbed eight tackles (six solo), including one for loss, an interception of QB Philip Rivers and a pass defensed at San Diego (11/1) ... Had five solo tackles, including one for loss and two passes defensed at Pittsburgh (11/12) ... Posted a season-high 11 solo tackles vs. Cincinnati (11/18) ... Grabbed four tackles (three solo), including one for loss, and two passes defensed vs. Denver (11/25) ... Produced one solo tackle vs. Carolina (12/2) ... Had four tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed at Cleveland (12/9) ... Grabbed a season-high 11 solo tackles, including two for loss, and a pass defensed at Oakland (12/16) ... Posted four solo tackles, including one for a loss, and two passes defensed vs. Indianapolis (12/23) ... Grabbed six tackles (five solo), including one for loss at Denver (12/30).
2011: Started at strong safety vs. Buffalo (9/11) before leaving the game with a knee injury ... Was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 14.
2010: Started 16 games at SS ... Named a Pro Bowl starter, becoming the first Chiefs rookie to earn a berth in that game since LB Derrick Thomas following the '89 season ... First Chiefs safety to make the Pro Bowl since S Jerome Woods following the 2003 season ... Earned NFL All-Rookie honors from Pro Football Weekly/PFWA and The Sporting News ... Led the defensive backs and finished second on the team with 126 tackles (82 solo) with two for loss ... Paced the club with four interceptions returned for 102 yards with a TD ... Also had 2.0 sacks (-11.0 yards), 13 passes defensed, a forced fumble and six QB pressures ... Added nine special teams tackles and returned a missed FG for 87 yards ... Was just the fifth rookie in Kanas City history with a 100-tackle season ... His 126 tackles were a Chiefs rookie record for tackles by a safety, bypassing S Greg Wesley (101) ... Based on press box stats was second among NFL rookie safeties in tackles, PBUs (9) and INTs (4) ... His four INTs tied for the fourth-highest total by a rookie in Chiefs history ... Was the first Chiefs rookie to lead the team in INTs since CB Dale Carter in '92 ... Was third among AFC rookies and fourth among rookies in the NFL with four INTs ... Was one of four rookies in the NFL to return an INT for a TD ... His four INTs tied for sixth overall in the AFC ... Tied for second among rookie DBs with 2.0 sacks ... A five-time NFL Rookie of the Week finalist, tying QB Sam Bradford and WR Mike Williams for the NFL lead ... Named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for December/January, posting 39 tackles (27 solo), eight passes defensed, two INTs with one TD and five special teams tackles. Was the first member of the Chiefs to ever win this honor ... Generated a career-high 12 tackles (seven solo) and a pass defensed at Cleveland (9/19) ... Returned a missed FG for 87 yards at Denver (11/14) ... Returned an INT for a 54-yard TD vs. Tennessee (12/26) ... Amassed 12 tackles (11 solo), four passes defensed and one special teams tackle in an AFC Wild Card Game vs. Baltimore (1/9/11).
Started 39 games in three years at Tennessee ... Made 37 starts at strong safety, one at left cornerback and one at nickel back ... Tallied 245 tackles (157 solo), 17.5 tackles for loss (-45.0 yards), 3.0 sacks (-11.0 yards) and 14 INTs for 494 yards with three TDs ... Also had 31 passes defensed, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and three QB pressures ... Rushed seven times for 37 yards and caught one pass for three yards ... Returned six kickoffs for 132 yards and added 14 special teams tackles ... Was a two-time unanimous All-America pick ... Opened all 13 games as a junior in 2009, recording 87 tackles (56 solo), two INTs for seven yards, nine passes defensed, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and three QB pressues. Added 14 special teams tackles and four kickoff returns for 100 yards. Earned All-America honors for the second consecutive year. Received the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back ... Started 12 games as a sophomore in 2008, totaling 72 tackles (44 solo), 3.0 sacks, seven INTs for 265 yards with two TDs and 13 passes defensed. Added two kickoff returns for 32 yards, seven carries for 37 yards and one catch for three yards ... Unanimous All-America selection ... Named Jack Tatum Award winner as the best defensive back in college football and was named the SEC Defensive Player of the year ... Opened all 14 games as a true freshman in 2007, tallying 86 tackles (57 solo) with 2.0 stops for loss, five INTs for 222 yards with a TD, nine passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Was named the national Defensive Freshman of the Year byCollege Football News... Majored in Psychology.
• Selected jersey number 29 with the Chiefs to honor former University of Tennessee teammate DB Inky Johnson, who suffered a severe shoulder injury in 2006.
• Berry's father, James, was a four-year letterman as a running back at Tennessee ('78-81), serving as team captain as a senior.
• Was aParadeAll-America selection as a senior at Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga., where he played QB and DB.
• Named Georgia High School Player of the Year by Gatorade and theAtlanta Journal-Constitution.
• Also ran track and set school records in the long jump (22'-8") and the 200-meter dash (21.76 seconds).
• Interned in a dental office while in high school.
• Has twin younger brothers, Elliott and Evan.
Additional Stats: Had six QB pressures in 2010. Had nine special teams tackles in 2010. Returned a missed FG for 87 yards at Denver (11/14/10). Had a 54-yard INT return for a TD vs. Tennessee (12/26/10).
Single-Game Career Highs:
Tackles: 12 (seven solo) vs. San Francisco (9/26/10), (nine solo) vs. Buffalo (10/31/10)
Sacks: 2.0 at Oakland (11/7/10)
Interceptions: 1, five times, last at San Diego (11/1/12)
INT Return Yards: 54 vs. Tennessee (12/26/10)
Long INT Return: 54 vs. Tennessee (12/26/10)
Passes Defensed: 3 at St. Louis (12/19/10)
QB Pressures: 3 at Oakland (11/7/10)
Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Jacksonville (10/24/10)
|2012 - Chiefs|
|9/23||@ New Orleans||3||5||8||1||0.0||0-0||0||0||0||0|
|10/14||@ Tampa Bay||3||1||4||0||0.0||0-0||0||0||0||0|
|11/1||@ San Diego||6||2||8||1||0.0||1-0||0||0||0||1|
|2011 - Chiefs|
|9/18||@ Detroit||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|9/25||@ San Diego||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|10/9||@ Indianapolis||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|10/23||@ Oakland||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|10/31||SAN DIEGO||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|11/21||@ New England||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|12/4||@ Chicago||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|12/11||@ N.Y. Jets||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|12/18||GREEN BAY||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|1/1/12||@ Denver||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|2010 - Chiefs|
|12/12||@ San Diego||7||2||9||0||0.0||1-0||0||0||0||2|
|12/19||@ St. Louis||3||2||5||0||0.0||0-0||0||0||0||3|