Alumni Update: Berryman Finishes First NFL Training Camp
Aug. 31, 2019: Fellowship Christian School graduate Ian Berryman recently wrapped up his first NFL training camp as a punter.
While Berryman did not make the final 53-man roster, the rookie from Western Carolina University put up some very impressive numbers.
Berryman wrote on @iancberryman: "Thank you to the @steelers for the great opportunity. Looking forward to seeing where the next opportunity is and where this road will lead! Best of luck this season."
Berryman helped the Steelers post a 3-1 pre-season record and punted nine times for an average of 45.8 yards per punt. He led the team's two punters (Jordan Berry returns for his sixth season in Pittsburgh) with five punts downed inside the 20-yard-line. Berry had three.
During the preseason, Berryman had a 66-yard punt, which was the longest of the preseason for Steelers punters.
On Thursday night (Aug. 29), Berryman punted four times for 184 yards, including a long boot of 55 yards in Pittsburgh's 25-19 loss to the Carolina Panthers at Bank of American Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Two of his four punts wound up inside the 20-yard-line.
Here are the official 2019 Steelers preseason stats.
Berryman would have been the first FCS graduate to reach the NFL in the regular season. He's the first to attend a NFL training camp.
(Photo courtesy of @iancberryman)