EVAN BERRY | TENNESSEE | FS | 5106 | 207 | 4.45E | POS: #6 | OVR: #75 | 2018
Game-breaker in the return game. Owns an astounding 34.2 career kick return average and nearly 1,700 return yards entering 2017. His three kickoff return touchdowns as a sophomore tied Willie Gault (1980) for most in a season at Tennessee. His fearlessness and development of trust in his teammates has allowed him to achieve great success as a returner, according to his special teams coach Larry Scott who stated, “Every time he takes the ball he takes it right where it’s supposed to go, and he trusts that [a hole] is gonna be there.” He has started just three games at safety, demonstrating explosiveness and strength—he might project as a nickelback in the NFL with his toughness and instincts. While he has not yet been featured on offense, head coach Butch Jones has always left that door open. Getting him healthy and on the field has most likely superseded that luxury. He suffered a knee injury in November of 2016, causing him to miss the final five games of the year. Is the younger brother of Eric Berry (Chiefs) and his twin brother, Elliott, is also a current Volunteer player. His father, James Berry, ran for more than 1,700 yards and scored 19 rushing touchdowns for the Vols from 1978 to 1981.