Craig: Former Gophers WR Decker living the dream in Denver

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 31, 2014 - 9:27 AM

Standout wide receiver. Peyton Manning’s BFF. Sex symbol. Life is good for Minnesotan Eric Decker.

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alextheturkJan. 30, 14 9:22 PM

There was no question in my mind that Decker was going to make it as a pro. I still remember the hit he took in his touchdown coach against Cal. He got up and finished game. Once Denver picked up Manning, I stated to my buddies, the Decker will thrive. He certainly has! Good luck this weekend Eric.

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alextheturkJan. 30, 14 9:23 PM

Oops I mean touchdown catch

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ddellwoJan. 30, 14 9:47 PM

Good luck to Eric and the Broncos - beat the Seahags!!!

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shushyn78Jan. 30, 1410:11 PM

He showed a lot of grit playing for the Gophers even though he got hurt. Vikings screwed up by letting him get away.

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jplamp9Jan. 31, 14 3:58 AM

Charmed life with movie star looks, brains, personality, money, driven, celebrity, pro athlete, great role model, humble and making MN very proud.

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Douglind33Jan. 31, 14 6:41 AM

could have signed with Brewers or Twins...disaster in the making.

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bdthompsonJan. 31, 14 7:13 AM

@shushyn78 - 'Vikings screwed up by letting him get away.' Better for Decker that the Vikes didn't get him. They would have found a way to screw him up. Can you imagine him playing with Ponder? Best of luck to him and the Broncos.

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bdautobahnJan. 31, 14 7:52 AM

'Cause as we all know. There's no surer way to the NFL than via a storied collegiate football program like the rodents.

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matthewJamesJan. 31, 14 9:16 AM

So much fun to see him play and preform at a high level. I would love to se him be the MVP and maybe run back a punt for a TD.

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buckthornJan. 31, 14 9:29 AM

Sat and watched the draft the day he was on the board, pick Decker, pick Decker we all said, nope he was passed and someone that didn't make cut in the NFL was picked instead of him. Shame that Vikes can't see obvious local talent, missed on Marion Barber too

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