Guess what NFL DB Eric Berry offered to buy brothers after signing $60M contract?

Eric Berry donated uniforms to Creekside (Special)

Eric Berry: Sharing the wealth (Special)

When NFL first-rounder Eric Berry signed his $60 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, he asked his twin brothers what they wanted. Evan and Elliott Berry are freshmen football players at Fairburn’s Creekside High.

So what did the twins ask for? Maybe matching Mercedes convertibles, a small country, or limo service to-and-from school each day?

“No cars, we’re 14 years old and too young to drive,” Elliot said with a laugh. “When [Eric] asked the question, I didn’t know really what to say.”

However, Evan was ready with an answer. He wanted a new iPhone. But his mother denied the request. “My mom said ‘no.’ I think she wants to make sure we do well in school before allowing any distractions like that.”

In the end — or at least for now — the Berry brothers were showered with shoes. Eric got each about five pairs of shoes, a mixture of football and track cleats.

“All my kids are shoe freaks so that was really no surprise,” father James Berry said with a chuckle.

“The [twins] have a good family life. They know that material things come and go. They value family, friends, and those kinds of things. They are very grounded.”

Eric, if you’re reading this, my car has about 80,000 miles on it and I sure could use a new one.

Note: Eric did buy 70 new uniforms for Creekside High, along with clothing gear for the coaching staff.

Now it’s YOUR turn: If Eric contacts you in the near future and offers to pick up the tab for something, what would YOU want? Please post below and explain why.

36 comments Add your comment


October 5th, 2010
8:44 am

Sounds like their parents are raising them the right way. Congrats to such wonderful parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Berry. If we had more fathers like Mr. Berry, this world would be a much better place live in!


October 5th, 2010
8:48 am

I would tell him to give 10% to God first, invest your money wisely, and continue to reinvest your money into helping others. Very nice to see he is already helping out his high school. Send your parents on a plush vacation Eric…don’t forget your parents.

Max Sizemore

October 5th, 2010
9:10 am

I would tell Eric that material things are unimportant, that real wealth comes from within.


October 5th, 2010
9:24 am

Maybe he could help pay for a new Offensive Coordinator


October 5th, 2010
9:31 am

Good job Mr. Berry on raising some well grounded young men..I’m sure they’re Tenn. bound, but hopefully they’ll give UGA a look..These are the kind of high character individuals we need.


October 5th, 2010
9:41 am

I would like a new air conditioner unit for my church. Thieves came in and stole the copper. I guess the thieves got about $20.00 for the copper, but it is costing our little church at least $1,000.00 for another air conditioner unit.


October 5th, 2010
9:46 am

I agree with Tony and Worm, it seems the Berry’s have done and are continuing to do an excellent job of raising these boys. It is nice to see how having good values instilled throughout youth, returns great results.
Take a lesson, some of you parents. Pay attention to your kids, allow them to see what good things can come from good behavior.

Hey, LET'S GO!!!...

October 5th, 2010
9:46 am

…unless your church has a $1000 insurance deductible,it should only cost about $250 to replace the air conditioner…and $1000 is really cheap for a new air conditioner since it is only the deductible you are paying…

Concrete Pete

October 5th, 2010
10:04 am

Good for Eric for buying his HS team new gear. That’s a huge burden on a program.

get real

October 5th, 2010
10:42 am

Why all the BS..What he does with his money is his business. The twins have the right parents and mind set. The rest of the world well? What would U do if U won Lotto? Thats the same question right?
Thanks though that they are alot of good people!


October 5th, 2010
12:03 pm

Eric, you should be commended for remembering your HS.

HardTruth Soldier

October 5th, 2010
12:51 pm

Ajc, It’s nice for all your readers to see what having a good father in the home can do for a young man, The fact that this is a Black American Family is special with all the negative hype most of Black Men receive.What a positive article for all.


October 5th, 2010
12:59 pm

Fund their college educations…. or set up trust funds for them


October 5th, 2010
1:07 pm

Eric was a great STUDENT athlete at the University of Tennessee. I would like for him to start a scholarship fund for kids like Peyton did. Cast a stone in the pond and the ripples will go far…


October 5th, 2010
1:31 pm

I would ask him to send whatever amount he was offering to me to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.


October 5th, 2010
1:34 pm

I would just ask him to get me out of debt, then buy my family a round of steaks at Ruth’s Chris.


October 5th, 2010
1:44 pm

That’s a smart momma.


October 5th, 2010
3:19 pm

I just moved to Lex, Ky from Knoxville. Needless to say, I am big Vol fan. I pastor I church here in Ky and we are raising money to help families in our area who are in need, as our church is struggling as well. That’s what I’d ask for!

Benhill Tiger

October 5th, 2010
3:51 pm

1st I would like to say congrads to Eric & the Berry family for being successfull at overcoming the odds for young black men/boys around the atlanta area as hard as it is to acomplish my hat goes off to you all & Eric Berry u are a very blessed young man & u will continue to be blessed as long as u stay on that path of giving back as u waisted no time in doing so (ur family,fairburn flames,& creekside highschool) have been noticed may GOD be with u for ur NFL ride…Hopefully you & ur family &/or other atlanta atheletes such as pacman & batman come up with a foundation that helps kids that suffer from lack of income pay for recreational fees that they cant pay for themselves.


October 5th, 2010
4:59 pm

I’d like a cool $6mil to buy out a certain basketball coaches’ contract. Consider that your 10% tithe because we have a God forsaken coach.


October 5th, 2010
5:13 pm

I’d ask him to Call Calvin Johnson…and tell him how its done!

coach walker

October 5th, 2010
8:55 pm

Eric- you remember I asked you to do one thing for me at your graduation. I asked you to make me proud.Well after your three years at UT and your great start in the NFL, I would say you have made me very proud of you. You continue to be a great football player, but more important to me you are a great person. I know your mom and dad are too.


October 5th, 2010
10:07 pm

The comment from Coach Walker says it all non materialistic but straight to the point. Thanks for guys like COach Walker and other coaches who I personally had playing baseball in the metro area, Macon, and college before joining the military.


October 5th, 2010
10:54 pm

I would… ask him to pay off my student loans.


October 6th, 2010
12:02 am

Eric is just a special person and ofcourse an outstanding athlete. The Berry’s have done a great job as parents. Proud of the way EB has represented the University of Tennessee.

In Need

October 6th, 2010
12:06 am

I would ask for about $4K in tuition to be covered so I can get back in school to finish my degree (5 classes left).


October 6th, 2010
1:05 am

Build Mays a Field house like Carrollton High School.. by far the best high school facility in the state of Georgia.


October 6th, 2010
1:27 am

We wish he’d contact us…FAM only, is what he’s probably sayin’

Ted Striker

October 6th, 2010
2:54 am

Good to see him give back to his high school.

Coach Jackson

October 6th, 2010
6:27 am

Coach Walker,
Now I see you tell all the kids that who graduate! I thought I was special back in the day when you told me……

I would ask Eric to get me a Kansas City Chief’s long sleeved t-shirt and an autographed $1… like I have asked all former HS athletes that I know who have went to the next level or two.

But, I wouldnt ask him for any other money or to do anymore of less for me than he would do if he didnt have those millions.


October 6th, 2010
7:34 am

If Eric wanted to give me something I would request he gift to the Humane Society of Atlanta. Animals who have been mistreated or abandoned by their owners need love and a home. No I dont work for any Humane Society…I am just a Animal lover.

Rocky Redwood

October 6th, 2010
8:58 am

I’d ask him to come talk to my 5-6 year old football team.

Ms. KP

October 6th, 2010
9:58 am

I would ask for Thursday night dinner after practice. If he reads this he should get a laugh.


October 6th, 2010
12:06 pm

Yeah, give 10% to God. God is broke.


October 6th, 2010
8:31 pm

RICHHAM took the words from my fingers. My thoughts exactly…God will continue to bless the Berry family.

Nunzio Fusco...

October 7th, 2010
10:51 am

Eric does have a great set of parents. Those twins are very grounded as well. Not only did Eric ask his family what they wanted… but he also gave back to his community by placing down a new turf field for youth football in his area!! The kid is remarkable… one could only hope that other 22yr old Millionaires Phenoms would do the same for their community…Fughedaboutit!!
Excellent job Eric & his Parents!!