There’s no doubt the Kansas City Chiefs got themselves a great one in the first round last night when they snapped up Tennessee safety Eric Berry. Berry’s athleticism and skill have been well documented in the myriad of draft analysis.
However, lost in all the draft coverage of Berry's athletic prowess is the fact he may not be the most talented Berry alive. Many are not aware of this, but Berry has two younger brothers that appear headed to putting their feet in big brother’s shoes and popping right out the front of them.
Gridironstuds.com was one of the first to report last June how the University of Tennessee, led then by Lane Kiffin, obtained a commitment from 13-year-old Evan Berry, younger brother of Eric Berry. You can read that article here .
Evan also has a slightly older brother named Elliott Berry that is equally as talented. Both players are stand-out track performers in the sprints with several records to their credit.
By all indications, they are ahead of where older brother Eric was at their age.
On the football field, both brothers have been dominant as well. Of course, it’s 2010 so there is video available to prove this point. The Berry brothers play for the Fairburn Flames and they are one of the top youth football teams in Georgia.
There’s video available of them playing together on that team taking on the No. 1 team in their area of Central DeKalb. It’s one of the more entertaining videos you will ever watch of a youth football game. Thanks to BorntoCompete.com for filming and editing the contest. Check out the video here .
Evan was named the BorntoCompete.com’s 14-and-under Player of the Year and there’s a highlight video showing his exploits on the field as a member of the Fairburn Flames. View that video here .
The Berry’s have an outstanding blood line. Their father James Berry was the captain of the 1981 Tennessee Volunteers football team and was a three-year starter in Knoxville. This family is truly blessed.
NFL franchises, be on the lookout.