CHATTANOOGA (WDEF)--Dozens of kids poured into Boyd-Buchanan for a DI Football Camp led by former Tennessee Vol Eric Berry. A guy that knows all about chasing the dream.
"I'm still striving to be one of the best, striving to be at the top, striving to have that career that gets you in the hall of fame. That's why I always work hard man, like I just never settle," said Berry.
"Eric is a guy I looked up to since I first got to UT. He was the host of my visit and ever since that visit I've kept in contact with him. He's a guy that is a great role model for the kids out here and I think the kids can't do nothing but learn from him," added Prentiss Wagner, another former Vol.
Berry rebounded from a torn ACL in 2011 to have a solid season last year. but he says he's ready to get back to the form that made him one of the top rookies of 2010.
"It wasn't what I expected but it did lay the foundation for what is to come this year, so I'm very excited to see what is going on, getting my hands, you know I'm getting my hands around a new position that I'm playing I've been moving around a lot, from safety you know just moving around a lot and playing in different areas."
This season, Berry will be joined by another former Vol, quarterback Tyler Bray, who looks to back up starter Alex Smith.
"He comes in and competes every day, and has his mind on right. Me and him sit down and watch film you know, so he's very focused now, and that's one of the things I like seeing. He is growing up. He is becoming more mature, and he's starting to understand the process of being in the NFL."
With the season closing in, camps like this also have Berry ready to hit the field this fall.
"I like to hit and that comes with the game and I just play the game with so much intensity and so much passion but I'd rather just have the ball in my hands. I just like making plays for my team."