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Eric Decker
WR #87
Height:
6-3
Weight:
214
College:
Minnesota
Hometown:
Cold Spring, Minn.
Experience:
4
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 62 222 3,070 13.8 49.5 61 33 41 10 148 4
2013 DEN 16 87 1,288 14.8 80.5 61 11 19 6 63 2
2012 DEN 16 85 1,064 12.5 66.5 55 13 11 2 52 0
2011 DEN 16 44 612 13.9 38.3 56T 8 9 2 29 1
2010 DEN 14 6 106 17.7 7.6 38 1 2 0 4 1
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 62 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 -- 0 0 0
2013 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 1 0.1 1 1 0.1 0 1 0 -- 0 0 0
2010 DEN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 62 24 606 25.3 51 0 18 2 0 2
2013 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 2 50 25 34 0 1 0 0 0
2010 DEN 14 22 556 25.3 51 0 17 2 0 2
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 62 9 157 17.4 90 1 1 1 3 0
2013 DEN 16 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0
2012 DEN 16 2 22 11 13 0 0 0 0 0
2011 DEN 16 6 133 22.2 90 1 1 1 1 0
2010 DEN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 62 1 0 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
2013 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 1 0 -- 0.1 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 39.6
2010 DEN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 62 18 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 DEN 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 DEN 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 DEN 14 9 8 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 62 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2013 DEN 16 2 1 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 1 0 0
2012 DEN 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2010 DEN 14 3 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0

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DECKER AT A GLANCE:
• A fourth-year wide receiver whose 33 career receiving scores are the most in franchise history through a player's first four seasons.
• Set career highs in receptions (87) and receiving yards (1,288), while ranking third on the Broncos with 11 receiving touchdowns in 2013.
• Combined with teammate Demaryius Thomas in 2013 to represent the most prolific receiving tandem (2,718 yds.) in the league.
• Combined with Thomas in 2012 to represent the third-most prolific receiving tandem (2,498 yds.) in the league and become the first Broncos 1,000-yard receiving duo since 2004.
• Led the Broncos in receptions (44) and receiving yards (612) in his first year as a starter in 2011 while totaling the second most receiving touchdowns (8) in team history by a player in his first or second season.
• Recorded the third-longest punt return for a touchdown (90 yds.) in franchise history vs. Oakland (9/12/11) in his first game returning punts at any level.
• Selected to the 2011 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team for exhibiting exemplary football techniques for youth players to emulate.
• Played 14 games (0 starts) as a rookie in 2010 and led the Broncos in kickoff return yards (556), while tying for third on the club with nine special-teams tackles.
• Wears No. 87 for three reasons: He admires former Broncos wide receiver Eddie McCaffrey, who wore the number; he was the 87th overall player selected in the 2010 NFL Draft; and he was born in ‘87.
• Started three seasons at the University of Minnesota, totaling 11 career-100-yard receiving games and dropping only three passes in the 354 times he was targeted (0.8%).
• Posted a Minnesota-record 84 receptions for 1,074 yards (12.8 avg.) as a junior in 2008, earning honorable mention All-America honors and first team All-Big Ten recognition.
• Selected by the Broncos in the third round (87th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

DECKER AT A GLANCE:
• A fourth-year wide receiver whose 33 career receiving scores are the most in franchise history through a player's first four seasons.
• Set career highs in receptions (87) and receiving yards (1,288), while ranking third on the Broncos with 11 receiving touchdowns in 2013.
• Combined with teammate Demaryius Thomas in 2013 to represent the most prolific receiving tandem (2,718 yds.) in the league.
• Combined with Thomas in 2012 to represent the third-most prolific receiving tandem (2,498 yds.) in the league and become the first Broncos 1,000-yard receiving duo since 2004.
• Led the Broncos in receptions (44) and receiving yards (612) in his first year as a starter in 2011 while totaling the second most receiving touchdowns (8) in team history by a player in his first or second season.
• Recorded the third-longest punt return for a touchdown (90 yds.) in franchise history vs. Oakland (9/12/11) in his first game returning punts at any level.
• Selected to the 2011 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team for exhibiting exemplary football techniques for youth players to emulate.
• Played 14 games (0 starts) as a rookie in 2010 and led the Broncos in kickoff return yards (556), while tying for third on the club with nine special-teams tackles.
• Wears No. 87 for three reasons: He admires former Broncos wide receiver Eddie McCaffrey, who wore the number; he was the 87th overall player selected in the 2010 NFL Draft; and he was born in ‘87.
• Started three seasons at the University of Minnesota, totaling 11 career-100-yard receiving games and dropping only three passes in the 354 times he was targeted (0.8%).
• Posted a Minnesota-record 84 receptions for 1,074 yards (12.8 avg.) as a junior in 2008, earning honorable mention All-America honors and first team All-Big Ten recognition.
• Selected by the Broncos in the third round (87th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 7/27/10.

Decker's Single-Game Highs
(Postseason in parentheses)
Receptions — 10 at Houston, 12/22/13 (6 vs. Baltimore, 1/12/13). Receiving yards — 174 yards at Kansas City, 12/1/13 (84 vs. Baltimore, 1/12/13). Longest reception — 61 vs. Oakland, 9/23/13 (32 vs. Baltimore, 1/12/13). Receiving touchdowns — 4* at Kansas City, 12/1/13 (none). Kick returns — 7, twice, last at Oakland, 12/19/10 (none). Kick return yards — 211* at Arizona, 12/12/10 (none). Longest kick return — 51 at Arizona, 12/12/10 (none). Kick return touchdowns — None (none). Punt returns — 5 vs. Oakland, 9/12/11 (none). Punt return yards — 128 vs. Oakland, 9/12/11 (66 vs. San Diego, 1/12/14). Longest punt return — 90t vs. Oakland, 9/12/11 (47 vs. San Diego, 1/12/14). Punt return touchdowns — 90t vs. Oakland, 9/12/11 (none).
*franchise record

 DECKER'S 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES
*denotes win (Decker’s teams are 3-2 when he records 100 or more yards receiving in a game.)

DATE
9/18/11
9/23/12
12/16/12
9/23/13
10/20/13
12/1/13
12/8/13
12/22/13

OPPONENT
vs. Cincinnati*
vs. Houston
at Baltimore*
vs. Oakland*
at Indianapolis
at Kansas City*
vs. Tennessee*
at Houston*

NO.
5
8
8
8
8
8
8
10

YDS.
113
136
133
133
150
174
117
131

AVG.
22.6
17.0
16.6
16.6
18.8
21.8
14.6
13.1

LG
52t
35
51t
61
49
42
24
35

TD
2
0
1
1
1
4
1
2

2013: Decker started all 16 regular-season games for the first time in his career... Set career-highs with 87 catches and 1,288 yards, ranking second on the team in both categories... Led all players and set a career high with nine receptions, finishing with 87 yards in Denver’s Week 2 win at NYG (9/15)... Finished one catch and three yards shy of career highs after posting eight receptions for 133 yards, including a career-long 61-yard catch, and a touchdown on Monday Night Football vs. Oak. (9/23)... Caught a team-long 57-yard pass and hauled in a 2-yard touchdown catch at Dal. (10/6)... Set a career high with 150 receiving yards on eight catches with one touchdown at Ind. (10/20)... Set a Broncos record with four touchdown catches and caught a career-best 174 yards on eight catches at K.C. (12/1)... Topped the 100-yard mark for back-to-back games for the first time in his career, finishing with eight catches for 117 yards and a touchdown vs. Ten. (12/8)... Set a career-high with a game-best 10 catches and totaled 131 yards with a pair of touchdowns at Hou. (12/22)... Caught his 11th touchdown pass of the year in Denver’s Week 17 win at Oak. (12/29)... Started all three playoff games and caught eight passes for 111 yards.

2012: Decker played all 16 regular-season games (15 starts) in 2012 and set career-highs in receptions (85), receiving yards (1,064) and receiving touchdowns (13) — ranking second in the NFL in the final category... Set a career high with 136 receiving yards on eight catches vs. Hou. (9/23)... Matched career highs with eight receptions and two touchdown catches at Cin. (11/4) to mark his fifth-straight game with at least one touchdown... Caught his 100th career pass and took it 20 yards for his eighth touchdown of the season during the third quarter vs. S.D. (11/18), becoming just the third player in team history with at least eight touchdown catches in back-to-back seasons...Matched his career high with eight catches and produced a game-high 133 receiving yards — the second-highest total of his career—at Bal. (12/16)... Posted his sixth career multiple-touchdown game and topped the 1,000-yard mark for the first season of his career vs. K.C. (12/30)... Tied for a team-high six catches and led Denver with 84 yards (14.0 avg.) in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Bal. (1/12).

2011: Decker played all 16 games (13 starts) in the regular season and led the Broncos with 44 receptions for 612 yards (13.9 avg.) with eight touchdowns... Added six punt returns for 133 yards (22.2 avg.), including a 90-yard touchdown, and returned two kickoffs for 50 yards (25.0 avg.)... Totaled the second most receiving touchdowns (8) by a Bronco in his first or second season... Registered the third-longest punt return for a touchdown (90 yds.) in franchise history in the season opener vs. Oak. (9/12) despite never returning a punt at any level entering the game... Totaled five receptions for 133 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start vs. Cin. (9/18)... Started Denver’s AFC Wild Card Playoff Game vs. Pit. (1/8) but left the game and missed the rest of the postseason with a knee injury.

2010: Selected by the Broncos in the fifth round (87th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, Decker played 14 games (0 starts) as a rookie and totaled six receptions for 106 yards (17.7 avg.) with one touchdown on offense... Led the club with 22 kickoff returns for 556 yards, with his 25.3-yard average ranking third in the NFL among rookies... Tied for third on the team with nine special-teams stops... Led all NFL players with 16 receptions during the preseason (183 yds., 11.4 avg., TD) despite playing just three games... Recorded his first two NFL receptions vs. Stl. (11/28), including a season-long 38-yard catch in the fourth quarter... Set a franchise record with 211 yards on seven kickoff returns (30.1 avg.) at Ari. (12/12)... Caught his first career touchdown pass on a 6-yard reception from quarterback Tim Tebow in the regular-season finale vs. S.D. (1/2).

COLLEGE: Decker was a two-sport athlete (football and baseball) at the University of Minnesota, where he played in 45 career football games (35 starts) and totaled 227 receptions for 3,119 yards (13.7 avg.) with 24 touchdowns... Totaled 11 career 100-yard receiving games and dropped only three passes in the 354 times he was targeted (0.85)... Led the Big Ten Conference and finished 15th in the nation with 94.8 receiving yards per game as a senior in 2009, earning second-team Lowe’s Senior CLASS All-America honors... Set a school record with 84 receptions for 1,074 yards (12.8 avg.) with seven touchdowns as a junior in 2008, while receiving honorable mention All-America accolades and first-team All-Big Ten recognition... Played outfield for the Golden Gophers’ baseball team and was drafted twice in the Major League Baseball Draft — by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 (38th round) and the Minnesota Twins in 2009 (27th round).

PERSONAL: Decker attended Rocori High School in Cold Spring, Minn., where he played football, basketball and baseball, earning all-conference, all-area and all-section honors in all three sports... Named Team MVP twice for football, recording 2,156 receiving yards with 28 touchdowns during his prep career... Earned a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing at Minnesota... Eric Decker was born on March 15, 1987, in Cold Spring, Minn.

Receptions — 8, four times, last at Baltimore, 12/16/12 (6 vs. Baltimore, 1/12/13). Receiving yards — 136 vs. Houston, 9/23/12 (84 vs. Baltimore, 1/12/13). Longest reception — 56t at Kansas City, 11/13/11 (32 vs. Baltimore, 1/12/13). Receiving touchdowns — 2, six times, last vs. Kansas City, 12/30/12 (none). Kick returns — 7, twice, last at Oakland, 12/19/10 (none). Kick return yards — 211* at Arizona, 12/12/10 (none). Longest kick return — 51 at Arizona, 12/12/10 (none). Kick return touchdowns — None (none). Punt returns — 5 vs. Oakland, 9/12/11 (none). Punt return yards — 128 vs. Oakland, 9/12/11 (none). Longest punt return — 90t vs. Oakland, 9/12/11 (none). Punt return touchdowns — 90t vs. Oakland, 9/12/11 (none).
*franchise record

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