Evan  Berry

29Evan Berry

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fairburn, Ga.

High School:
Creekside

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 207

Position:
DB

Experience:
2L

CAREER HIGHS

  • Tackles - 5 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
  • Interceptions - 1 vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
  • Interception Return Yards - 100 vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
  • Kickoff Returns - 4 vs. Missouri, 11/22/14
  • Kickoff Return Yards - 141 vs. Arkansas, 10/3/15
  • Long Kickoff Return - 100 at Kentucky, 10/31/15
  • Touchdowns - 1 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15, vs. Arkansas, 10/3/15, at Kentucky, 10/31/15 & vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16

CAREER HONORS

2015 - SOPHOMORE

  • Photo Gallery
  • 2015 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 13/0
  • Ranks first in NCAA and first in SEC in kickoff return average (38.3)
  • With 38.29 average, fell just shy of new NCAA all-time single-season kickoff return average record (1.5 returns per game) held by JJ Nelson of UAB (38.32 in 2014)
  • 804 kickoff return yards in a season are second all-time at Tennessee to David Oku (863 in 2009)
  • 2015 CBS Sports Mid-Season All-American
  • One of four players in country with three kickoff returns for touchdown in 2015
  • Three kickoff returns for touchdowns have come against Western Carolina, Arkansas and at Kentucky
  • Tied Willie Gault (1980) for most kickoff return touchdowns in a season at Tennessee with three
  • Ranks FIRST all-time in career kickoff return average (min. 25 returns) with 34.8 average at Tennessee
  • In 25 games, ranks fifth in career kickoff return yards (1,217), next on list: #4 Corey Larkins (1,307)
  • First Vol since Willie Gault in 1980 to have multiple kickoff returns for touchdowns in a season
  • First Vol since Willie Gault (11/22/1980 vs. Kentucky) to open a game with a kickoff return for TD vs. Arkansas
  • Played in all 13 games in 2015, 21 kickoff returns for 804 (38.3 average), playing in the secondary had 18 tackles and a 100-yard interception return for touchdown
  • Returned first career interception for 100 yards in Outback Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1), equalling longest interception return in Tennessee history (tying record set by Ray Martin in 1953)
  • Third kickoff return for a touchdown came on 100-yard return at Kentucky (10/31), which tied UT record for longest return in history, tying four others including the most recent to accomplish it, Leonard Scott in 1999
  • Kickoff return for 31 yards along with a tackle at #8 Alabama (10/24)
  • Three kick returns for 103 yards vs. #19 Georgia (10/10)
  • Second kickoff return for touchdown, came vs. Arkansas (10/3), returning game's opening kickoff 96 yards, finished with three returns for career-high 141 yards
  • Three kickoff returns for 77 yards at Florida (9/26)
  • With brother Eric on the sidelines, recorded an 88-yard kickoff return for touchdown, his first-career touchdown vs. Western Carolina (9/19); also tied for team lead with a career-high five tackles
  • Three kickoff returns for 74 yards vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12)
  • Returned on kickoff for 67 yards (one yard shy of his then career-long) in opener vs. Bowling Green (9/5), also added career-high four tackles

2014 - FRESHMAN

  • 2014 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Photo Gallery
  • Games/Starts: 13/0
  • Legacy handed kick returns and played as reserve in secondary; played in all 13 games
  • Ranked second in the SEC in kickoff return average (29.5)
  • Had 14 kickoff returns for 413 yards (29.5 yards/return)
  • Career-best 121 kickoff return yards on career-high four returns vs. #19 Missouri (11/22), including 58-yard return
  • Three kickoff returns for 91 yards vs. Kentucky (11/15), also had two tackles in the win
  • Three kickoff returns for 63 yards vs. #4 Alabama (10/25)
  • Returned two kickoffs at #3 Ole Miss for 59 yards
  • First kickoff return went for 68 yards vs. Chattanooga (10/11), the longest by a Vol since Cordarrelle Patterson's 98-yard kickoff return at Mississippi State (10/13/12)
  • Made first two tackles of career on special teams at #12/13 Georgia (9/27)
  • Debuted with twin brother Elliott in Vols' season-opening win over Utah State (8/31)

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Lettered for Creekside High School in Canton, Ga. under coach Olten Downs
  • 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 28 athlete, No. 24 prospect in Ga.)
  • ESPN: 4-star (No. 37 athlete, No. 26 prospect in Ga.)
  • Rivals: 4-star (No. 22 defensive back, No. 23 prospect in Ga.)
  • Scout: 4-star (No. 28 defensive back)
  • Named one of Reebok's Top 25 Most Dynamic Athletes
  • Class 5A All-State first team defensive back
  • Directed Creekside to an undefeated record and state championship as a defensive back and quarterback
  • 2013 Georgia Class 5A 100-meter dash champion

PERSONAL

  • Full Name: Evan Lawrence Berry
  • Born: November 4, 1995
  • Son of Carol and James Berry
  • Twin brother to fellow Vol Elliott Berry
  • Older brother, Eric, was an All-American for Tennessee and is a Pro Bowl safety with the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Father, James, played running back for the Vols from 1978-81, rushing for more than 1,700 yards and scoring 19 touchdowns
  • Recipient of the Condredge Holloway Athletic Endowment
  • Majoring in Kinesiology
 

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