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Eric Berry is one of Tim Tebow's role models

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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow is on a speaking tour which included a stop at a church in Knoxville. Tebow, who is not in the NFL anymore, took the opportunity to recognize a Knoxville favorite, Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs.

This report says that while Tebow did mention that Florida was 4-0 against the Vols during his time in college, he also said that Berry was one of his role models.

McGinnis said Tebow didn't give a speech, but took part in a question-and-answer session with the head pastor, McGinnis' father Gerald. After taking his slight jab at the Vols, Jeremy McGinnis said Tebow told the congregation one of his role models is former Tennessee safety Eric Berry, who arrived in Knoxville when Tebow as a junior and played against him twice. Berry plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, but is battling Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer that attacks part of the immune system.

It's impossible not to be impressed with Berry. He was such a great player and a great person coming out of school. When this latest obstacle entered his life, you knew there was no question about how he would attack it. It's cool to see all the support he's gotten from other players around the league (and Tebow).