Came into his own in 2006 - his first season as a starter ... led the team and ranked among the nation's leaders in sacks and tackles for loss despite not joining the starting lineup until the fourth game of the season ... was named first team All-MAAC ... also tabbed honorable mention FCS All-American and second team Mid-Major All-American by Don Hansen's Football Gazette.
as a junior (2006): played in all 10 games with starts in the final seven ... led the team in both tackles for loss (12.0) and sacks (8.0) ... finished fifth on the team with 49 total tackles ... his tackle total led all DU defensive linemen ... ranked tied for 16th nationally in sacks per game (.80) and tied for 36th in the FCS with 1.2 tackles for loss per contest ... came off the bench to post four tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks, and force a fumble in a 27-7 win at Robert Morris ... totaled eight tackles with two tackles for loss and a sack in his first start of the season versus Sacred Heart ... had five stops including 1.5 sacks against West Liberty State ... had seven tackles, including a team-best five solo stops, in addition to a sack at Fordham ... had six tackles and forced a fumble versus Iona ... tied his season and career high with eight tackles (seven solo) and also added a pair of sacks and a fumble forced and recovered in the season-ending 38-0 win over La Salle ... was named MAAC Defensive Player of the Week for his effort.
as a sophomore (2005): saw action in all 10 games with three starts ... recorded a pair of sacks and four tackles in his first career start versus Fordham in the second game of the season ... also started the following weekend at Penn (four tackles) ... added four tackles and a sack at Iona ... recorded a pair of tackles in his last start of the season versus La Salle.
as a freshman (2004): played in seven games as a member of the special teams ... did not record a tackle.
personal: major: business ... date of birth: 5/6/86.
Decker's career statistics defense Year G/GS TT (solo) Sacks TFL Int-Yds. PBU FF/FR 2004 7/0 0 (0) 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0/0 2005 10/3 14 (10) 3.0-9 3.0-10 0-0 0 2/0 2006 10/7 49 (31) 8.0-60 12.0-74 0-0 0 2/1 Totals 27/10 63 (41) 11.0-69 15.0-84 0-0 0 4/1