Chiefs All-Pro safety Eric Berry, whose 2014 season was cut short after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is now cancer-free and returned to the field this season.
He recorded his first interception since beating cancer in Sunday’s game against the Steelers, and did so in style.
— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) October 25, 2015
The Chiefs were leading the Steelers 9-3 in the third quarter when Derrick Johnson tipped a Landry Jones pass. The ball then bounced off both of Antonio Brown’s hands before Berry scooped it up just before it hit the ground for the impressive pick.
Kansas City capitalized on Berry’s interception, the second thrown by Ben Roethlisberger’s backup, and increased its lead to 16-3 on Charcandrick West’s 1-yard touchdown run.
Jones countered with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Martavis Bryant, and the Chiefs are clinging to a 16-10 lead after three quarters. But regardless of who wins this game, Berry’s victory over cancer is bigger than any win on a football field.