Freshman Five-star tracker

Eric Berry was a big-time prospect from Fairburn (Ga.) Creekside last season, with most analysts touting him as the nation's best prep defensive back.

Berry, a 5-foot-11, 195-pounder, has lived up to his billing this season for Tennessee. Most analysts thought he would be a lockdown corner, but Berry instead has starred at safety, his high school position.

Berry grew up in an Atlanta suburb, and he put on a show Saturday for the home folks. He had seven tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery in a losing effort against LSU in the SEC Championship Game.

"Eric Berry is going to be if he stays healthy and everything, he's going to be one of the best players to play in the secondary in this league before it's all over with," Vols coach Phillip Fulmer said after Saturday's loss. "He's doing really well and grown up a lot during the course of the year."

Berry heads to the Outback Bowl with 83 tackles, two tackles for loss, five picks, four pass breakups and two fumble recoveries. His play against the run will be important in the bowl game, when the Vols take on Wisconsin.

Freshman Five-star Tracker
1. Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: Ten games, 138 of 245 for 1254 yards, 7 TD, 6 INT and 2 rush TD for 3-9 Notre Dame
2. Joe McKnight, RB, USC

Week 14: 13 carries for 89 yards and 1 TD in 24-7 win over UCLA
Season: 84 carries for 415 yards and 2 TD, 17 receptions for 158 yards and 1 TD, 16 punt returns for 124 yards for 10-2 USC
3. Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee

Week 14: 7 tackles (5 solo, 2 assists), 1 TFL, 1 INT, 1 FR, 1 PBU in 21-14 loss to LSU
Season: Twelve starts, 83 total tackles (55 solo, 28 assists), 2 TFL, 6 pass breakup, 5 interceptions for school-record 222 return yards and 1 TD, 2 FR for 9-4 Tennessee
4. Ryan Mallett, QB, Michigan

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: 61 of 141 for 892 yards, 7 TD and 5 INT, 1 rush TD for 8-4 Michigan
5. Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: 7 total tackles (6 solo, 1 assist), 1 sack, 2 TFL, 1 FF, 1 QB hurry and a blocked punt for 9-3 Florida
6. Everson Griffen, DE, USC

Week 14: Played in 24-7 win over UCLA
Season: 20 tackles (15 solo, 5 assists), 5.5 sacks, 2 FF, 1 PBU for 10-2 USC
7. Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: 26 total tackles (16 solo, 10 assists), 4 sacks, 2 TFL for 4-8 North Carolina
8. Ronald Johnson, WR, USC

Week 14: 1 KO return for 17 yards in 24-7 win over UCLA
Season: 4 carries for 27 yards, 5 rec for 95 yards and 1 TD, 23 KO ret for 586 yards, 2 tackles for 10-2 USC
9. Torrey Davis, DT, Florida

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: 6 tackles (4 solo, 2 assists), 1 sack, 1 FF, 2 TFL for 9-3 Florida
10. Josh Oglesby, OT, Wisconsin

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: No game action
11. Chris Galippo, LB, USC

Week 14: DNP in 24-7 win over UCLA
Season: 8 total tackles (5 solo, 3 asst.) for 10-2 USC
12. James Wilson, OL, Florida

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: No game action
13. Terrance Toliver, WR, LSU

Week 14: Played in 21-14 win over Tennessee
Season: 10 rec for 249 yards, 3 TD, 3 carries for 36 yards for 11-2 LSU
14. Chad Jones, DB, LSU

Week 14: 6 tackles (3 solo, 3 assist), 1 TFL, 2 KO returns for 40 yards in 21-14 win over Tennessee
Season: 34 tackles (25 solo, 9 assists), 2 sacks, 1 FF, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 16 punt returns for 104 yards, 4 KO returns for 90 yards for 11-2 LSU
15. Noel Devine, RB, West Virginia

Week 14: 7 carries for 11 yards, 1 KO returns for 48 yards in 13-9 loss to Pitt
Season: 60 carries for 519 yards, 5 receptions for 43 yards, 4 TD, 18 KO returns for 423 yards for 10-2 West Virginia
In Focus: Noel Devine vs. Western Michigan
16. Tray Allen, OL, Texas

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: Got game action in final ten games for 9-3 Texas
17. Marc Tyler, RB, USC

Week 14: DNP in 24-7 win over UCLA
Season: No game action; has been rehabbing injured knee; likely redshirt
18. Chris Donald, LB, Tennessee

Week 14: DNP in 21-14 loss to LSU
Season: No game action
19. Chris Culliver, WR, South Carolina

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: 5 carries for 31 yards, 34 KO returns for 809 yards for 6-6 South Carolina
20. Ben Martin, DE, Tennessee

Week 14: Played in 21-14 loss to LSU
Season: 7 tackles (2 solo, 5 assists) for 9-4 Tennessee
21. Curtis Brown, CB, Texas

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: Played in every game, 12 tackles (10 solo, 2 assists), 1 pass breakup for 9-3 Texas
22. Dwight Jones, WR, Hargrave Military

Week 14: Hargrave season complete
Season: Plays WR for 5-2-1 Hargrave Military
23. Ryan Miller, OT, Colorado

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: Played in eighth consecutive game for 6-6 Colorado
24. Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: 12 starts, 49 rec for 596 yards and 1 TD, 32 carries for 158 yards, 8 KO returns for 235 yards, including 90-yard KO ret for TD for 9-3 Illinois
25. Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: 49 tackles (33 solo, 16 assists), 1 INT, 4 pass break ups, 1.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FF, 2 FR, 5 punt returns for 23 yards for 8-4 Michigan
26. Martez Wilson, DE, Illinois

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: 26 tackles (12 solo, 14 assists), 2 sack, 3 TFL, 2 QBH, 1 pass breakup for 9-3 Illinois
27. Tyrod Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech

Week 14: 3-of-6 passing for 28 yards, 9 carries for 36 yards in 30-16 win over Boston College
Season: 71 of 131 passing for 916 yards, 5 TD and 2 INT, 97 carries for 431 yards and 6 TDs for 11-2 Virginia Tech
28. Cameron Newton, QB, Florida

Week 14: Regular season complete
Season: 5 of 10 for 40 yards passing, 16 carries for 103 yards, 3 TD for 9-3 Florida
29. Kristofer O'Dowd, C, USC

Week 14: Started at center in 24-7 win over UCLA
Season: Started first four games at center for 10-2 Trojans before injury. Returned from injury for final two games.

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