Bertrand Berry, former Arizona Cardinals lineman, signing copies of NFL Dads
* 6/19/10 2:00 PM at Borders Books – East Camelback Road. Phoenix, AZ.
Berry started his football career in the Humble Area Football League HAFL Berry attended Humble High School in Humble, Texas, where he was a three-sport standout in basketball, football, and track. In basketball, he was a two time all-district selection, and in track, he threw the discus and set the school record for the shuttle hurdle relays.
Berry attended the University of Notre Dame and was a four-year letterman in football. He finished his NCAA football career with 187 tackles and 16.5 sacks.
Berry was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft, starting out as a linebacker before switching to defensive end. He spent most of his time there playing between defense and special teams, starting most of the games on defense. He signed with the St. Louis Rams in 1999, but was cut during training camp.
He signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League on September 26, 2000 on October 11 after seeing action in two games. He recorded one tackle in his two appearances.
By the 2003 season with the Denver Broncos, he was the starter at defensive end and led the team in tackles and sacks. He was picked up as a free agent by Arizona before the 2004 season, during which he was named as a starter to represent the NFC in the 2005 Pro Bowl.
On March 18, 2009, Berry agreed to a one-year contract.
On January 21, 2010, Berry announced his retirement from the NFL. He finished his career with 232 total tackles, 65 sacks and 13 forced fumbles.