Bertrand Berry

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Bertrand Berry
Bertrand Berry 9-7-08.jpg
Bertrand Berry at the September 7, 2008 game versus the San Francisco 49ers.
No. 57, 92
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-08-15) August 15, 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
Debuted in 1997 for the Indianapolis Colts
Last played in 2009 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 232
Sacks 65.0
Forced Fumbles 13
Stats at NFL.com

Bertrand Demond Berry (born August 15, 1975) is a retired American football defensive end in the National Football League.

Early years[edit]

Berry started his football career in the Humble Area Football League HAFL Berry attended Humble High School in Humble, Texas,[1] where he was a three-sport standout in basketball, football, and track. In basketball, he was a two-time all-district selection, and in track, he threw the discus and set the school record for the shuttle hurdle relays.

College career[edit]

Berry attended the University of Notre Dame and was a four-year letterman in football. He finished his NCAA football career with 187 tackles and 16.5 sacks.

Pro career[edit]

Berry was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft, starting out as a linebacker before switching to defensive end. He spent most of his time there playing between defense and special teams, starting most of the games on defense. He signed with the St. Louis Rams in 1999, but was cut during training camp.

He signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League on September 26, 2000 on October 11 after seeing action in two games. He recorded one tackle in his two appearances.

By the 2003 season with the Denver Broncos, he was the starter at defensive end and led the team in tackles and sacks. He was picked up as a free agent by Arizona before the 2004 season, during which he was named as a starter to represent the NFC in the 2005 Pro Bowl.

On March 18, 2009, Berry agreed to a one-year contract.

On January 21, 2010, Berry announced his retirement from the NFL. He finished his career with 232 total tackles, 65 sacks and 13 forced fumbles.

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR
1997 IND 10 11 4 7 0.0 0 0
1998 IND 16 48 36 12 4.0 2 0
1999 IND 16 12 5 7 1.0 1 0
2001 DEN 14 20 18 2 2.0 0 2
2002 DEN 16 18 14 4 6.5 0 2
2003 DEN 16 36 24 12 11.5 3 1
2004 ARI 16 49 39 10 14.5 4 2
2005 ARI 8 33 25 8 6.0 1 1
2006 ARI 10 23 20 3 6.0 3 1
2007 ARI 9 21 17 4 2.5 0 1
2008 ARI 14 22 15 7 5.0 2 1
2009 ARI 15 10 9 1 6.0 0 2
Career 160 303 226 77 65.0 16 13

[2]

Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries

Broadcasting Career[edit]

In August of 2011 Berry began hosting a radio show on The Fan AM 1060 KDUS in Phoenix called "The Bertrand Berry Show" with Mike Grose every weekday from 1:00 to 3:00. The show was cancelled effective December 28th, 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bert Berry". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bertrand Berry Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 

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