Sports Illustrated columnist Stewart Mandel declared Decker the third-best wide receiver in college football, behind Oklahoma State's Dez Bryant and Georgia's A. Decker played outfield for the Minnesota baseball team.He was selected in the 39th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers and the 27th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Minnesota Twins.Decker was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round, 87th overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.He played college football and college baseball at the University of Minnesota, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing.At school he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and baseball.In each sport he was awarded all-conference, all-area and all-section honors.In early spring 2009, Decker met with Thomas Goudy, a wide-out coach in St. Goudy helped Decker with his ball-holding technique.Decker spent three weeks in his training camp before starting the summer conditioning camp.
He was present in school when the Rocori High School shooting took place, hiding in a cupboard with other students until they were rescued by police officers.
Decker began the season with the consistent play that had been a hallmark of his Gophers' career.
Through three games, Decker was sixth in the nation in receiving yards, averaging 124.8 per game. Decker was also teammates with Minnesota Vikings cornerback Marcus Sherels.
Additionally, he was named football team MVP two years in a row.
During his prep football career he had 2,156 receiving yards and 28 touchdowns.