Former Tennessee safety Eric Berry will wear No. 29 on his Kansas City Chiefs jersey to honor former Tennessee defensive back Inky Johnson.
Johnson suffered a devastating shoulder injury in 2006. He was a graduate assistant coach under former UT coaches Phillip Fulmer and Lane Kiffin before being reassigned to the UT’s development office this past January.
Johnson said he hopes to return to coaching, likely at the high school level. He still has little use of his right arm.
A representative from Berry’s agent confirmed the jersey switch. Berry wore No. 14 while playing for UT.
Berry was selected with the fifth pick of the NFL Draft on Thursday.