Raymond Berry was a six-time Pro-Bowl selection from 1957 to 1965. He’s a two-time NFL champion. And in his remarkable 13-year career, he only fumbled the ball one time. He joined Chad on Flight 750 Friday to talk about his legendary career in the NFL.Berry insists that much of his success came from being drafted into ideal circumstances.
“To have one chance to play professional football and to end up with the Baltimore Colts when I did, this was one of the greatest breaks I ever had because everything about the Baltimore Colts was tops.”
Berry also talked about how he came to have such a great relationship from another Hall of Famer on the team, QB Johnny Unitas.
“He was the backup quarterback and I was struggling to make the team and when practice ended, everyone else would go in and John and I would stay out there and run routes and talk and time up the different pass routes and we became very conscious of each others' moves.”
And finally he talked about what it was like to be able to mentor one of the greatest QBs ever, John Elway.
“He was the complete package when you get right down to it. He was a guy that had height. He had weight. He had size. He had a rocket arm. He had great feet, quickness, speed… He had a tremendous brain intellect. He was a great, tough, competitor. He was a likeable guy who had great leadership ability. The Denver Broncos had a quarterback there that would rank with anybody all-time.”
Take a listen to the great interview and be sure to check out his personal website.