Eric Decker Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Sep, 2017
Facts of Eric Decker
Date of Birth: 1987 , March-15
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Eric Decker
Birth Name Eric Thomas Decker
Father Tom Decker
Mother Sue Meyer
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Cold Spring
Ethnicity White
Profession Football wide receiver
Net Worth $10 million
Married Yes
Married to Jessie James (m. 2013)
Education University of Minnesota
TV Show Eric & Jessie: Game On
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Synopsis

Eric Decker is an American football receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was one of the quarterbacks Peyton Manning’s favorite targets during his tenure in Denver.

Early Life and education

The talented player was born on March 15, 1987, in Cold Spring, Minnesota. He holds an American nationality and belongs to White American ethnicity.

Decker joined Rocori High School and was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. He was rewarded with all area and all-section honors. His team was also named football team MVP two years in a row. He then attended the University of Minnesota.

Career

When he was at his small age, he was interested in football and was seen active in sports. He completed his junior season in 2008 and played in several other games with injuries in his leg.

The proficient player played outfield for the Minnesota baseball team and was selected in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins. In 2010 season, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos.

In 2011, Decker returned a fourth quarter punt 90 yards for the touchdown but lost by 23-20. Then after playing in the 2011 season, he headed towards the 2012 season and had 85 catches for 1,064 yards and 13 touchdowns. He played in every season and was fined $9,115 for a late hit that he made on Josh Shaw. In 2016, the Jets placed the Decker on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury.

Decker also had a career day against the Kansas City Chiefs with 8 catches for the 174 yards and the team made a record of tying 4 touchdowns, which earned an AFC Offensive player of the week award. He was held to 1 reception for the 6 yards in the Super Seahawks.

In 2017, he was officially released by the Jets and then signed a one-year contract with the Tennessee Titans.

Personal Life

The 30-years old baseball receiver married a country singer Jessie James. They both have two children, a daughter named Vivianne Rose Decker and a son named Eric Thomas Decker II who were born on 2014 and 2015.

Height, Net Worth and Salary

The popular player signed a five year $36.25 million contract with the New York Jets. His annual average salary is estimated to be $7.2 million.

Decker also owns the best luxury cars which include Mercedes Benz and Porsche 911. He resides in Atlanta where he bought a Luxury designer house with a value of $1.3 million. He earns $1 million on brand endorsements and $13.9 million on Personal Investments. His net worth is estimated as $10 million.

Decker stands 6 feet 2 inch tall in height.

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