Eric Decker: Girlfriend, Height, Age, Stats

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Eric Decker Background and Bio

Eric Decker, wide-receiver for the New York Jets has become a pop culture sensation. People want to know if he has a girlfriend, if he has a wife, his height, age and other stats. This NFL player has gained a lot of his popularity for his football playing skills plus his reality television show, Eric and Jessie on E-TV.

Here is some background information about Eric Decker, including specifics about girlfriends, marriage, height, age, stats and other interesting tidbits. 


Born: March 15, 1987

Sign: Pisces

Place of Birth: Cold Spring, Minnesota

Height: 6 Ft 3

Weight: 214 lbs.

Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian

Girlfriend:  Eric Decker is married to Jessie James

Nickname: Dex

Dating History: Who’s Dated Who Eric Decker

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Eric Thomas Decker Background

There is a lot more to Eric Decker than his ability to play football or his good looks. For example, did you know that he also skilled at playing baseball and basketball? He is and was awarded All-Conference for football, baseball and basketball during his school years.

Here is a quick rundown of his background.

High School

He attended Rocori High School in Cold Spring, Minnesota. This was the same high-school where in September 2003, a shooting occurred in which Decker and fellow students had to hide in a cupboard for safety.  


Decker attended the University of Minnesota, graduating in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing – a degree similar to fellow NFL player, Colin Kaepernick. During his college years, Decker played football and baseball.

Fun fact: Decker is a multi-talented athlete. He was drafted in 2008 by the Milwaukee Brewers and in 2009 by the Minnesota Twins. He was selected in the 39th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft by the Brewers and the 27th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Minnesota Twins. Impressive stuff!

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Eric Decker Interview

NFL Career

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Decker was drafted in 2010 by the Denver Broncos. He signed a four year contract that was worth of $2 million dollars.

In 2014, Decker joined the New York Jets, signing a multi-year contract for a cool $36 million.

His complete NFL stats and career can be found on his NFL Players page.

Charity Work

Eric Decker and his wife, Jessie, are founders of Decker Dogs, a charity organization founded in 2012 that connects service dogs with returning military veterans who have a service related disability.

Final Thoughts

Eric Decker is a gifted athlete with the ability to play a number of different sports. Hailing from the Midwest, this NFL star and pop-culture celebrity is a role model to many. Eric and his wife Jesse had their first child, Vivianne Rose Decker, on March 17, 2014. How cool was it that their baby was born on St. Patrick’s Day?!  

You can learn more about Eric Decker and his background by visiting his personal website at You can watch him on his reality television show, Game On at E-TV. For fun, here’s an interview with Decker from GQ magazine back in 2011. Pretty cool stuff when you put his life into context! We wish him well in his new gig with the Jets.

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