Former Tennessee safety Eric Berry was greeted with a hero’s welcome at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday when his team hosted the Denver Broncos. Berry made his first official start for the Kansas City Chiefs since defeating Hodgkins lymphoma in July.
He was the last Chiefs player announced as the team ran onto the field for its game against the Broncos. The ovation was so massive that the “press box was shaking,” according to Herbie Teope of ChiefsDigest.com.
Hours before the game, Berry was surprised by the nurses who treated him through Chemotherapy, as reported by Chad Speck of SI.com. Former Tennessee safety Inky Johnson — who Berry honors by wearing No. 29 — was also in attendance for his return to Arrowhead.
— Inky Johnson (@InkyJohnson) September 18, 2015
Chills as Eric Berry is introduced. pic.twitter.com/PM9XI0s9Ig
— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) September 18, 2015
— Allan Bell (@AllanBell247) September 18, 2015
#Chiefs Eric Berry comes out to a massive applause. Felt it shake it in the press box.
— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) September 18, 2015
Berry good hit. pic.twitter.com/AmG9tKmhLf
— Clay Wendler (@ClayWendler) September 18, 2015