Tennessee All-America safety Eric Berry was drafted No. 5 overall by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs and signed a six-year contract for $60 million.
One of the first things Berry did after turning into multi-millionaire was to give back to his alma mater, Creekside High.
Berry donated money to the Fairburn football program to purchase 70 new Adidas uniforms, along with coaching gear for the staff.
“It’s funny because when he first signed, Eric said ‘Coach, I want to do something for you all,’” Creekside coach Johnny White said. “I said, ‘Eric you don’t have to do that. I know you’ve got your hands full.’
“Then he was like, ‘No coach, that’s my school.’ Eric has always been very loyal to Creekside. He was coming back to the school to help out and encourage our players long before his brothers got up there. He has a lot of love for Creekside.”
Twin brothers Evan and Elliott Berry start both ways as freshmen for the Seminoles. The 14-year olds already have football scholarship offers from UGA, UCLA and Tennessee.
Note: It’s great to see the generosity of Eric, Jared Cook (NFL player from North Gwinnett HS) and other professionals in the metro area.