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  Aaron Berry
Aaron Berry

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Harrisburg, Pa.

High School:
Bishop McDevitt

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
DB

11/03/2007

Pittsburgh 20, Syracuse 17

Pittsburgh 20, Syracuse 17

2009 Scouting Report: Returning All-Big East cornerback who eyes national acclaim this year...All-America and Jim Thorpe Award candidate...outstanding in both pass coverage and run support...complements strong ball skills with excellent tackling ability...also figures to contribute in the punt return game.

2008: All-Big East (second team)...compiled 41 tackles, one sack, three interceptions and a team-high 10 PBUs...had 76 yards on 14 punt returns (5.4 avg.)...blocked a FG at USF...three INTs ranked second on the team...had a pick in the Sun Bowl vs. Oregon State and matched his career high with three PBUs...had a pick he returned 52 yards vs. Connecticut...other INT came vs. Rutgers...had career-high nine tackles at Notre Dame with a two-yard TFL...had seven tackles vs. Iowa...had a four-yard sack vs. Buffalo... had season-long punt return of 24 yards vs. Syracuse...had three PBUs vs. Louisville.

2007: Played in all 12 games, starting the final nine contests...had 19 tackles and a team-high two INTs...tied for second on the team with five PBUs...also was Pitt's top punt returner and averaged 8.6 yards on 24 returns (206 total yards)...his 8.6 yards/ punt return average ranked third in the Big East...keyed Syracuse win with standout performances on special teams and in the secondary...averaged 17.7 yards on six punt returns vs. Syracuse...his 53-yard return at the end of the third quarter put Pitt at the Orange 13...three plays later LeSean McCoy would score a one-yard TD to give Pitt the lead for good, 17-10...from his CB position, Berry had four tackles and broke up three passes, including Syracuse's final desperation pass to the Pitt 5 with one second left to preserve the Panthers' 20-17 victory...at Louisville, had a pick at the Cardinals' 27 that Pitt parlayed into its first TD...helped clinch the win over Cincinnati when he intercepted a deep ball at the Pitt 17 with 2:48 left...the Panthers then ran out the clock to ice a 24-17 victory...had two tackles and a four-yard sack at Michigan State.

2006: Lettered as a true freshman, serving on special teams and as a reserve cornerback... played in all 12 games...had two tackles and two pass breakups at UCF.

High School: Standout defensive back and receiver at Bishop McDevitt who ranked among Pennsylvania's most heralded players...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA All-State Team (first team)...averaged over 19 yards per catch as a senior with 67 receptions for 1,278 yards and 21 touchdowns...at cornerback had eight interceptions, returning three for TDs...averaged 13.3 yards per punt return (25 attempts for 333 yards) and 21.3 per kick return (three for 64)...led team to a 13-1 record, the District 3/6 Class AAAA championship and the semifinals of the PIAA playoffs...Bishop McDevitt reached as high as No. 6 in USA Today's national high school rankings...despite missing five games his junior year due to a shoulder injury, averaged 24.1 yards per catch with 32 receptions for 771 yards and seven touchdowns...also had four interceptions...led team to a 10-3 mark and the district title...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...PrepStar All-American...rated as the nation's No. 22 cornerback and Pennsylvania's No. 17 overall prospect by Rivals.com...rated one of the top 80 players in the East Region by Scout.com...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...played under Coach Jeff Weachter...earned three letters in football and also played basketball and ran track.

Personal: Aaron Douglas Berry Jr., born 6/25/88, is the son of Aaron Berry Sr., and Mary Ann McKinney...has two sisters and one brother...administration of justice major.