Who is Eric Decker?
Eric Decker is a former footballer of the United States of America.
During his career, he played the role of wide receiver for some renowned clubs including Denver Broncos, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans for 8 seasons. Best known as AFC champion of the 2013 & AFC receiving touchdowns leader of 2013.
What about Eric Decker's net worth?
Eric Decker’s net worth is $10 million.
How has he earned this wealth?
During his football career, he played for the National Football League and derived a handsome amount from the contracts. Now, his estimated annual remuneration is $2 million.
- He has a house located about 30 miles North-West of Atlanta.
- He has a collection of Mercedes Benz CL63.
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A Mini Biography of Eric Decker
- His birth name is Eric Thomas Decker.
- He is popularly known as Eric Decker.
- He was born on 15th March 1987 in Cold Spring, Minnesota, US.
- Susan Meyer and Tomas Charles Decker are his parents.
- By nationality, he is an American.
- He belongs to German ancestry.
- His religious view is Roman Catholic.
- Pisces is his zodiac sign.
- He is a football player by profession.
- Jessie James Decker is his wife.
- He celebrated his 33rd birthday on 15th March 2020.
- Physical factors:
6ft 3 in
Early Life of Eric Decker
Eric Decker was born to Susan Meyer and Thomas Charles Decker on 15th March 1987 in Cold Spring, Minnesota.
His father, Thomas, was a facilities manager and his mother, Susan, supervised the sales division of a glass manufacturing company. He has an elder sister namely Sarah who was also an athlete. Their parents fell apart when Eric was just in the second grade. However, Eric enjoyed a sound childhood and never lacked parental support.
Educational Background of Eric Decker
At the very beginning, Eric Decker was admitted to Rocori High School which was situated in Cold Spring, Minnesota. As he had a great passion for sports, he started to play baseball, football and basketball simultaneously.
Before getting into college, he received all-conference, all-area, and all-section honours in each of the three sports. Besides, he was a row of football team MVP for two years.
Afterwards, Eric got admission to the University of Minnesota to pursue his graduation in Business & Marketing. There he met with Coach Thomas Gaudy and took the lessons on ball holding techniques.
Eric Decker’s Records in Football during College Life:
378 receiving yards
909 receiving yards
758 receiving yards
Eric Decker's Personal Life
Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker tied the knot on 22nd June 2013 after staying in a relationship of almost two years.
Jessie is a country singer as well as an entrepreneur by profession. She owns a clothing line namely Kittenish Online and a fragrance & cosmetic line. The couple has three children named Vivianne Rose Decker (2014), Eric Thomas Decker II (2015) & Forrest Decker (March 2018). They are now living together happily.
Professional Life of Eric Decker
Eric Decker started to play football professionally after being drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft (3rd round). He came into a contract of four years with Denver Broncos.
At the time of playing for Denver Broncos, Eric made some records.
Later on, he signed another contract with New York Jets on 12th March 2014. It was a five-year contract but the Jets officially released him after the third season. Within these three years, he received a total of 163 passes for 2,183 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Then, he entered into a one-year contract with Tennessee Titans on 18th June 2017. The season was finished with 54 passes for 563 yards and one touchdown. After that, he got into another deal for one year with the New England Patriots. But he couldn’t continue that and took retirement from the NFL on 26 August 2018.
Awards & Achievements
During his entire professional life, Eric Decker owned many accolades including:
- AFC receiving touchdowns leader (2012)
- AFC champion (2013)
- AFC Offensive Player of the Week (2013)