Rashod Berry
No. 43 – Detroit Lions
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1996-10-14) October 14, 1996 (age 25)
Lorain, Ohio
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Lorain High School
(Lorain, Ohio)
College:Ohio State
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Rashod Berry (born October 14, 1996) is an American football outside linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Ohio State.[1]

Early years

Born in 1996, Rashod Berry played basketball and football at Lorain High School. A wide receiver and defensive end in high school, he went on to play as a tight end for five years at Ohio State (though for his freshmen year he was listed as a defensive end), accumulating 17 receptions for 198 yards and four touchdowns.[2]

Professional career

New England Patriots

Berry was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft on May 5, 2020.[3] He was waived during final roster cuts on September 5, 2020,[4] and signed to the team's practice squad the next day.[5] He was elevated to the active roster on October 17 and December 5 for the team's weeks 6 and 13 games against the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers, and reverted to the practice squad after each game.[6][7] He made his NFL debut in the Broncos game.[8] He was promoted to the active roster on January 2, 2021.[9]

On August 15, 2021, Berry was waived by the Patriots.[10]

Detroit Lions

On August 18, 2021, Berry signed with the Detroit Lions. He was waived on August 31, 2021 and re-signed to the practice squad the next day, but released the following day.[11][12] He was re-signed on October 6.[13] He was promoted to the active roster on December 4.


  1. ^ "Rashod Berry". Fox Sports. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  2. ^ Clements, Devon. "New England Patriots Rookie Profile: Rashod Berry". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Patriots' Undrafted Free Agent Signings Made Official For All But One Player". CBSLocal.com. May 5, 2020. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  4. ^ "Patriots Release 24 Players". Patriots.com. September 5, 2020. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  5. ^ "Patriots Fill Out Their Practice Squad Roster". Patriots.com. September 6, 2020. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  6. ^ "Patriots make a series of roster transactions". Patriots.com. October 17, 2020. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  7. ^ "Patriots Make a Series of Roster Transactions". Patriots.com. December 5, 2020. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  8. ^ "Game Notes: Cam Newton becomes second NFL quarterback to reach 5,000 career rushing yards". Patriots.com. October 18, 2020. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  9. ^ Callahan, Andrew (January 2, 2021). "Patriots add 5 practice-squad players to active roster for season finale". Boston Herald. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  10. ^ "Patriots Release Three Players". Patriots.com. August 15, 2021.
  11. ^ "Lions announce roster moves". DetroitLions.com. August 31, 2021.
  12. ^ "Lions announce roster moves". DetroitLions.com. September 1, 2021.
  13. ^ "Detroit Lions place Frank Ragnow on IR, sign Jessie Lemonier from practice squad". Pride of Detroit. SB Nation. October 6, 2021.