Charles Francis Berry (October 18, 1902 – September 6, 1972) was an American athlete and sports official who enjoyed careers as a catcher and umpire in Major League Baseball and as an end and official in the National Football League. His father, Charlie Sr., was a second baseman who played in the Union Association in 1884.
Born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Berry attended Phillipsburg High School and ultimately accomplished the rare feat of officiating in both the NFL Championship Game and the World Series in the same year.
While in college as a star on the Lafayette team, he was named to the final Walter Camp All-America football team as an end in 1924. In 1925–26 he starred for the Pottsville Maroons of the NFL, leading the league in scoring in 1925 with 74 points. During the 1925 NFL season, the Maroons played a game against the top college football team, a group of All-Stars from the University of Notre Dame. This team featured the famed Four Horsemen as was seen the best team in the country. At the time college football was seen as consisting of superior talent over the professionals. The hard fought contest was decided in the last minute of the game. Down a point, Berry kicked a 30-yard field goal to upset college's best team 9–7. The Maroons' victory over the Irish ensured that the NFL now had the credibility to exist on an equal standing with college football. Unfortunately the game resulted in the Maroons being stripped of their NFL title due to a disputed rules violation.