AFC Champion Eric Decker is an American football wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He was selected in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the American football team Denver Broncos.
Early Life and Education
Eric Decker was born as Eric Thomas Decker on March 15, 1987, in Cold Spring, Minnesota, the United States to Sue Meyer and Tom Decker. He grew up with his sister Sarah Decker. He graduated from the Rocori High School in Cold Spring Minnesota.
During that time, a group of terrorist attacked their school area and at that moment, he and his friends had hidden in a cupboard until police officer rescued them. Eric was an active athlete in his school. He was part of the school football, basketball, and baseball team.
Decker was the centre of attraction with his marvellous performance in each game and was awarded all-conference, all-area, and all-section honours. He graduated from the University of Minnesota.
Eric Decker made a name for himself during his college days and he played various big games for big clubs which helped him make a name among all the college football elites. The Sports Illustrated columnist Stewart Mandel declared him as the third-best wide receiver in college football.
Furthermore, Eric was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 39th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft and played outfield for the Minnesota baseball team.
Eric Decker was elected in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. In the year 2013, he signed a contract of $2,522,000 with the Denver Broncos. Towards the end of the 2010 season, he played in place of Demaryius Thomas who went down with an injury. Eric ended his rookie season with six catches.
Erick's role of offence expanded in Denver in 2011 season. He had a tremendous season in 2012. Eric finished his 2013 season with the 85 catches for 1,064 yards and 13 touchdowns.
New York Jets
On March 12, 2012, Decker signed a contract with the New York Jets for five-year $36.25 million. He made 5 touchdown receptions during 2014 season. Soon after, he caught 80 passes for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns with the Jets. He paid a fine $9,115 for a late hit on September 16, 2016.
Decker officially left the Jets on June 12, 2017. He then signed a deal for a year with the Tennessee Titans on June 18, 2017.
The NFL star, Eric Decker is a married man. He has been married to his longtime girlfriend Jessie James Decker since June 23, 2013. His wife Jessie is an American country pop singer-songwriter and reality television personality.
The husband and wife are parents of two children, 2-year-old son Eric Jr. and 3- years old daughter Vivianne Rose.
They became the part of the E! Series Eric $ Jessica: Game On. The pair also attended Jessie’s sister Sydney James' wedding in Cabo. Jessie was the bridesmaid and Eric was the groomsman.
Net Worth and Body Measurement
NFL wide receiver Eric Decker is a successful defensive player of National Football League. Currently, Eric earns $7.25 million base salaries and has a net worth of more than $10 million. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall and his weight is 88 kg.