It has been a long journey and a wild ride for Berry brothers Jarrod and Tom to make the AFL.
From the Horsham Saints, to the Greater Western Victoria Rebels and then to the Brisbane Lions, Jarrod showed the path for his younger brother when he was drafted in 2016.
Last year he got to relive the excitement of draft night again, watching Tom get selected to join him at the Lions in the 2018 draft.
Jarrod said it was an incredible feeling when the Lions selected Tom with pick 36.
"I got pretty emotional when he got drafted," Jarrod said.
"We weren't expecting him to go so early so it was a pretty proud moment for us as a family - the club have really embraced us Berry boys."
The club has particularly embraced Jarrod and his leadership potential. He has been inducted into the Lions' seven-man leadership group ahead of the 2019 season.
Berry said it was almost a surreal experience to find out he would be a club leader at the age of 21.
"I was pretty lucky that I got a lot of opportunities as a junior to lead teams and I guess work on my leadership," he said.
"The Rebels were really important in that because they always taught me to always be strong and true to yourself as a person no matter what was thrown at me as a junior. I can't thank them enough for that."
Jarrod has come a long way to show his leadership capabilities. He moved to Ballarat's Clarendon College in year 10 where his old school coach said he wasn't always the most attentive student.
"He was a pest when he came here in year 10," Brad Mcgowan said.
"He could just be a bit silly in the classroom and often needed to reined in."
Berry said Clarendon College might not have even had the worst of it.
"I was worse at Horsham College," he said as a wry smile crept across his face.
"I guess I just had a big personality coming into the school and in the classroom I was a bit loud and just tried to be funny."
But things began to turn around in his final high school years. The motivation to excel and to lead was instilled in Jarrod and his brothers Tom and Joel by their parents, Jedda and Troy. The Berry boys lost their mother Jedda in 2013 to cancer, however they say that hardship only drove them closer together as a family.
AFL talent manager for the GWV Rebels Phil Partington has admired the strength of the Berry's every step of the way.
"I think every father should push to have a relationship with their sons like Troy does with his boys," Partington said.
Still living in Horsham, Troy remains dedicated to make it to every Lions game to see Jarrod play. Now he'll hopefully get double the value from these interstate trips with Tom looking to earn his own spot in the Lions team.
Brisbane's season kicks off on Saturday night when the Lions take on the West Coast Eagles in Brisbane.