Evan Berry returned to the football field this weekend for Tennessee, but now his season is officially done. The senior safety will miss the remainder of the season due to an injury that was reaggravated from the season opener. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones confirmed the injury status for Berry during his Monday press conference.
“Just his will to get back and play his senior year,” Jones said, reflecting on Berry’s desire to play again in 2017. “The want to be out there and help his football team win I think speaks volumes about him.”
Berry returned to the team to handle kickoff return duty this past weekend against Southern Miss. He left the game Saturday with an injury concern. Berry appeared in three games this season and returned four kickoffs for 143 yards. He ends his Tennessee career with four kickoff returns for touchdowns and one interception, which was good for a 100-yard touchdown in 2015.