Dan Gerberry played college football at Ball State University. As a Cardinal, Gerberry started all 14 games at center as a senior to and served as one of Ball State's captains. In his college career, started all 50 games. Played alongside Ball State standout players Nate Davis, and MiQuale Lewis.
Gerberry was signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2009. On December 23, 2009, he was promoted to the active roster after Melvin Fowler was waived. On August 31, 2012, Gerberry was waived from the Lions and not re-signed before the beginning of the regular season.