Back when Eric Berry was a kid, he had the opportunity to get an autograph from Deion Sanders, which as a kid, is about the coolest thing in the world.
Problem is, Deion declined to give him an autograph. I can imagine as a kid that's about the worst thing in the world.
However, Berry has taken that negative situation and turned into a positive. He now puts an extra effort into what he does in the community.
"Right now we are working on putting turf on the little league field where I played football at," he said at an NFL Play 60 event. "My agent put together a plan to help me rebuild the facilities there, because they are pretty terrible right now."
For example, at that NFL Play 60 youth football clinic in Central Park on Wednesday, I've been told of all the prospects there, Berry was the one most focused on the kids. Not only did he sign every last autograph, but actually walked through the drills with all the kids.
By the end of the day, there wasn't a single kid who wanted an Eric Berry autograph that didn't get one.
"He literally stayed to sign everything," someone attending the event told me. "If he's an actor, he's a damn good one."
Less than 24 hours into his tenure as a Chief and things are looking bright for Mr. Berry.