Awards are nothing new for Eric Berry, but his latest honor earned him a rare distinction in the history of Tennessee football history.
The UT safety became the first two-time unanimous All-American at UT since guard Chip Kell was a consensus selection in 1969 and 1970.
Berry picked up first-team honors from the Associated Press and The Sporting News on Tuesday.
He already held All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association, the Football Writers Association of America and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
The NCAA recognizes those five organizations in determining its unanimous All-America honorees.
Berry also was a unanimous All-American in 2008.
The junior, who is expected to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft, also won the Jim Thorpe Award for his play this season.
The Thorpe Award goes to the top defensive back in the nation.
Berry finished the 2009 regular season second among the Vols and second among SEC defensive backs with 83 tackles, including six for lost yardage.
He led UT in passes defended with nine, posted two interceptions and returned two fumbles for 48 yards.
With a rebuilding program and a fired coach as a backdrop, three players from colleges in the state of Tennessee made the AP All-American list.
Berry, along with defensive tackle Dan Williams (third team), represented UT, which finished 7-5 in 2009. Former Bearden High standout Matt Reagan of Memphis made the third team as a punter.
Williams registered 65 tackles in 2009, along with 8 1/2 tackles for a loss, including two sacks, nine quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery.
The SEC led all conferences with 11 AP selections. The Big 12 was second with seven.