Eric Berry
Junior College
High SchoolCreekside
Hometown: Fairburn, Ga.

HONORS: Named to the PARADE All-America High School Football Team as a defensive back as a senior ... Selected nation’s top cornerback prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and PrepStar ... Named Gatorade Player of the Year in Georgia and state’s No. 1 overall prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com .. Honored as Player of the Year in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal Constitution ... Named to Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Super South 100 team ... Member of 2006 G&W All-America Team as a defensive back and rated as the No. 3 overall player in the Southeast by G&W ... Named as a starter in the Army All-American Game.

STATS: Rushed for more than 1,500 yards and threw for more than 1,000 yards as a senior in 2006 ... Added three interceptions and more than 40 tackles on defense as a senior ... As a junior in 2005, totaled 67 tackles and five interceptions on defense ... Also as a junior, rushed for more than 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns while passing for 1,100 plus yards and nine touchdowns ... Finished 37-5 as the starting quarterback.

MISC: Two-time region champions and advanced to state 4A quarterfinals in 2006 ... Four-year starter at quarterback and safety ... Father, James Berry, was a three-year starter, four-year letterman and 1981 team captain for the Vols ... Owns Creekside records in long-jump (22-8) and 200-meter dash (21.76) ... 200-meter state champion as a sophomore and member of the 4x400 state champion relay as a junior ... Aspiring dentist is currently serving an internship at a dental office in Georgia ... National Honor Society member with a 3.75 GPA ... Coach at Creekside HS: Kevin Whitley ... Full name: James Eric Berry ... Born: Dec. 29, 1988.

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