Denver TV station tells 'life story' of ex-Gopher Eric Decker
Posted at 10:03 AM on August 2, 2010
by Bob Ingrassia
Filed under: Sports & Recreation
Eric Decker and small-town Minnesota star in a mini-biopic produced by Fox31 in Denver.
A television reporter and crew traveled to Cold Spring, Minn., to get to know Decker, the former Golden Gophers football receiver who was drafted by the Denver Broncos in April.
The result is a 14-minute film that's heavy on the touching piano music and childhood videos. You'll see an interview with Decker's mom and a reunion between Decker and an elementary teacher. It's quite the star treatment for a guy who was drafted 87th overall in the NFL draft.
A week ago, Decker signed a four-year deal with the Broncos worth about $2.5 million, plus a $732,000 signing bonus, according to the Denver Post.
Here's the Fox31 film, which aired for the first time Saturday, and some "bonus Decker footage."