Campus News 2012For Immediate Release
February 01, 2012
Schreiner former student to be honored at Super Bowl XLVI
Legendary Baltimore Colts wide receiver and Hall of Famer Raymond Berry, Schreiner Institute class of 1951, has been chosen to participate in the post-game Vince Lombardi Trophy ceremony at Super Bowl XLVI, by carrying the trophy onto the field to be presented to this year’s championship NFL team.
Berry played football for Schreiner and Southern Methodist University. He was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1955 and played for the team 13 years, during which he dropped only two passes. He ended his playing career with an NFL record 631 receptions for 9,275 yards and 68 touchdowns.
He was an NFL coach for 19 years, including six as New England Patriots head coach. He led that team to five playoff games, an AFC East Division title, an AFC championship and a Super Bowl. He was named Coach of the year in 1985.
Schreiner has honored Berry with membership in the University’s Athletic Hall of Honor and as a Distinguished Alumnus.
For more about Raymond Berry, read an excerpt from the book “The Best Game Ever,” by Mark Bowden at http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/the_bonus/04/24/best.game.ever. For more information about Schreiner University, visit the website at www.schreiner.edu.
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