Eric Berry wins another award


Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry took home another award this offseason.

Everyone who follows the National Football League at even the most basic level knows the story of Eric Berry. Berry, 27, was diagnosed in Dec. 2014 with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, putting both his career and life in jeopardy.

Miraculously, Berry was declared cancer-free before the 2015 regular season began, to the point that he participated in training camp. Perhaps just as amazing, Berry not only played but was great last year, making First-Team All-Pro while not missing a single game or practice.

After being named the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year, the Pro Football Writers of America have bestowed the 2016 George Halas Award on Berry, which honors the player that overcomes the most adversity to succeed.

Berry is the first Chiefs player to win the award, which has been handed out since 1970. Previous award winners have included Chuck Pagano and Steve Gleason, two of the more inspiring people surrounding the NFL in recent memory.

Folks should realize that Berry’s story is not just a good one for Kansas City. This is national and something that goes well beyond the scope of sport. Berry is a human superstar in the purest form, and the Chiefs are very lucky to have him.