Eric Berry records first INT since beating cancer (Video)
The Kansas City Chiefs have been wildly disappointing this season, but they are still home of the best story in sports. Strong safety Eric Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in November, forcing him to miss the final five games of 2014.
Berry was widely expected to miss the 2015 season while recovering, but the 26-year-old not only beat cancer, but began training camp with the team. Berry has not missed any games this season, and on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, recorded his first interception since conquering his disease.
That moment when @Stuntman1429 gets his first INT since beating cancer... #BerryStrong#PITvsKChttps://t.co/u2YlzB7CfV
— NFL (@NFL) October 25, 2015
Berry dove for the Landry Jones throw, which was tipped by linebacker Derrick Johnson and then caromed off a receiver. Berry caught the ball and turned upfield before being tackled at Kansas City's 47-yard line. Berry then tossed the ball high into the air before shooting an imaginary arrow at it, all while the Arrowhead Stadium faithful gave a loud ovation.
Berry was the fifth-overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of the University of Tennessee. The youngster immediately made the Pro Bowl in his first season, before tearing his ACL in the first game of 2011. Returning in 2012, Berry made the Pro Bowl before having another tremendous campaign in 2013, registering his third Pro Bowl year and an All-Pro designation.
Nobody could have foreseen the Chiefs having such a poor season (they are 1-5 heading into Sunday), but the story of Berry is still the overriding positive. The superstar actually gained a pound during his chemotherapy, giving many people afflicted with cancer ample inspiration.