Earlier today Eric Berry won $20,000 for the Eric Berry Foundation but he's not done yet. The Associated Press announced it's All-Pro team and Eric Berry's name is on the list, which marks his second appearance on the AP All-Pro team (2013).
What an honor. What a comeback. What a player.
"It's an incredible honor. It means a lot to me," Berry told the AP. "Football's a team game, so I have to give credit to those guys around me as well. We've been hungry from the get-go. I don't know how to explain it, but I think you see it throughout our play. I think our play speaks for itself."
The Chiefs season essentially ended in a late season loss to the Raiders during the 2014 season and so did Berry's when doctors found a mass in his chest after the game. He was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was treated by the doctors over the next 10 months, which included chemo. Berry continued to work out during that time to prepare for the season. We had no idea if he would ever play again, let alone this season. Yet we were all surprised when Berry showed up training camp.
That was the start of what's been arguably his best season as a pro. Well deserved honor.
Update: Marcus Peters and Derrick Johnson were named second team AP All-Pro