For Pete's Sake

Tennessee football fans chant Eric Berry’s name during game at Vanderbilt

Twitter screenshot
Twitter screenshot

Earlier this week, the news came out that Chiefs safety Eric Berry would miss the rest of the season as he sees more doctors about a mass in his chest.

The fear is that it is lymphoma.

That news resonated at the University of Tennessee, where Berry played, and the school paid tribute to him on Saturday with special decals.

Fans then took it a step further during the game at Vanderbilt. Take a listen from today’s game (from Jeremy Cole’s Vine; make sure to unmute this):

Tennessee coach Butch Jones tweeted a photo of a special decal the players would wear:

Berry’s younger brothers, Evan (No. 29) and Elliott (No. 41), are current members on the Volunteers football team.

At the Vols’ game Saturday, a fan in the stands was wearing Berry’s No. 29 Chiefs jersey:

And these young fans showed their support before the game as well:

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