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Eric Berry with Two Interceptions, Touchdown in First Game Back Home in Atlanta Since Cancer Treatments

Last year, less than a full year after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry came back to the NFL and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl. His story is one of the most inspirational tales of perseverance and determination that the sports world has ever seen.

This past Sunday, the Chiefs played the Falcons in Berry's hometown of Atlanta. The game marked the first time he was in the city since going through his cancer treatments and the first game he ever played as a pro in the Georgia Dome. 

That was all Berry needed to have the game of his life. He picked off two passes, and brought both back for scores--one a touchdown and the other on a two-point conversion attempt.

After scoring the touchdown, Berry gave his mother the game ball.

Speaking on the influence Berry's parents had during the process of dealing with his cancer, Berry said:

“It won’t amount to the things she’s given me — and my dad as well,” Berry said. “So many nights I just was crying on their shoulders and trying to make sense of everything that’s going on, and they just kept telling me, ‘Just keep pressing and pressing. You’ll be back. You’ll be able to play the game the way you want to play the game,’ and just for it to happen and both of them just supported me throughout the whole process. I can’t thank them enough.”

Here's the clip from his postgame press conference:

And the emotional moment:


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