Chiefs’ Eric Berry named first-team All-Pro

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Nov. 15, 2015; Denver; Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry (29) runs back an interception against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Nov. 15, 2015; Denver; Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry (29) runs back an interception against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

HOUSTON– Chiefs safety Eric Berry’s return to football proved incredibly successful a year after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.

He was named to the Pro Bowl in December, but arguably a bigger recognition arrived Friday when The Associated Press named Berry as a first-team All-Pro selection.

Over the course of the season, Berry amassed 55 tackles and two interceptions for 40 yards.

This is the second time Berry has been slated as All-Pro. The first time for the Tennessee product came in 2013 when he totaled 3 1/2 sacks, 66 tackles and three interceptions for 134 yards. Two of those interceptions were pick sixes.

Also on Friday, it was announced that Berry won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award Charity Challenge. Berry needed people to tweet with the #BerryWPMOYChallenge hashtag in order to win, and more than 94,000 responded. $20,000 will now go to the charity of Berry’s choice.

Two other Chiefs players earned All-Pro honors as well.

Rookie cornerback Marcus Peters and inside linebacker Derrick Johnson were named to the AP’s All-Pro second team.

Peters finished the regular season with 53 tackles and eight interceptions for 280 yards. Peters’ also won defensive player of the month for December. Johnson finished the season with two interceptions and 95 tackles, the latter marking a team-high.

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Amie Just is a contributing writer for ChiefsDigest.com. Use the contact page to reach her or find her on Twitter: @Amie_Just.

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