Oct 29, 2016; Columbia, SC, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Evan Berry (29) returns a kickoff for a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Vols head coach Butch Jones announced on Monday that Evan Berry will be out for the season due to an undisclosed injury.

Berry is a senior, so that means his football career at Tennessee is over.

The Georgia native is arguably the best kick returner in Tennessee history. Berry is tied with Willie Gault for the most career kick return touchdowns with four and holds the school record for highest kick return average at 34.3 yards per return. His 1,820 career kick return yards are second to Gault's 1,854.

Berry also played safety and returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown against Northwestern, setting an Outback Bowl record.


His twin brother, Elliot, plays linebacker at Tennessee; their older brother Eric was an All-American safety for the Vols and their father, James, played running back for UT.

Evan returned three kickoffs for touchdowns during the 2015 season, tying Gault's school record. His first career TD came that season against Western Carolina, with Eric watching from the sidelines after beating cancer.

After appearing in all 13 games in each of his first two seasons, Evan missed the final four games of 2016 with a knee injury and played in only three games during the 2017 season.

His final numbers:

38 games, 53 kick returns, 1,820 yards (34.3 average), 4 touchdowns

35 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 interception (returned 100 yards for TD)