Former Tennessee and current Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been battling cancer for the last year. He finally returned to the field last Sunday for the Chiefs after missing most of the 2014 season.
According to College Spun, Berry was back in Knoxville on Saturday as the Volunteers welcomed one of their greatest defensive backs in recent history. The team honored their former defensive captain as the crowd went absolutely nuts.
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Eric berry in the house pic.twitter.com/uVVprMaEQy
— The Preds Pirate (@preds_4_Life) September 19, 2015
Former Vol and Kansas City Chief Eric Berry in the house, gets a hug from Coach Butch Jones before the game pic.twitter.com/4UYDjVTo6g
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— Paul Fortenberry (@P_Fortenberry_) September 19, 2015
To make things even better, Eric’s brother Evan returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the game.
Evan Berry backs into KO return TD pic.twitter.com/gq2N8wm140
— Chad Carson (@ChadCarson247) September 20, 2015
What a great welcome Berry got on the night. It had to be very emotional for that young man. Congratulations on winning your fight, Eric. Never stop fighting.
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