During his Hall of Fame induction speech, Johnson - who joined Larry Fitzgerald and Antonio Brown as receivers on the NFL all-decade team - recalled a conversation with then-Sandy Creek coach Rodney Walker: ‘We had this conversation, and he was like, ‘Man, you can be as good as anybody who’s ever played this game .... I was like, “Shut up, Coach. Whatever.’
Berry could find himself joining Johnson among the NFL’s all-time greats when he becomes eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2023. A preseason 2006 Super 11 selection, Berry went on to be named the state’s all-classification player of the year after his senior season at Creekside High.
A two-time All-American safety at the University of Tennessee, Berry was a five-time Pro Bowler with the Kansas City Chiefs and one of three safeties (Earl Thomas, Eric Weddle) honored by the NFL on its all-decade team.
Here are the players on the all-decade team: