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Eric Decker retires from the NFL

After 8 seasons, the Gophers great is hanging it up.

Miami (OH) Redhawks v Minnesota Golden Gophers Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

After 8 years in the National Football League, former Minnesota Gophers great Eric Decker is retiring.

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Decker was arguably the best wide receiver ever to play at the University of Minnesota. He finished his Gopher career as the all time leader in receptions and receiving yards and third all time in touchdowns. His play from 2006-2009 was unquestionably one of the few bright spots during the Brewster era at Minnesota.

Decker’s NFL career was solid. He spent 4 years with the Denver Broncos and was the AFC’s leading receiver for TD’s during the regular season with 13 in 2012. He played an additional three years with the New York Jets and 1 with the Tennessee Titans. Decker was playing for a spot with the New England Patriots before deciding to retire. He finished his NFL career with 439 receptions for 5,816 yards and 53 touchdowns

Our hats are off to Eric and we wish him the best of luck in whatever he decides to do next during a well earned retirement from football!