Gophers' Decker drafted by hometown Twins

June, 10, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Eric Decker's big decision just got a little more interesting. 

The Minnesota senior wide receiver was selected by the hometown Minnesota Twins in the 27th round of the Major League Baseball draft Wednesday. Decker, who has played the last two seasons for the Golden Gophers' baseball team, was drafted in the 39th round last year by the Milwaukee Brewers.

Decker has stated repeatedly that he intends to play his final season with Minnesota's football team before deciding which sport he'll pursue at the professional level. It might be tough for the Cold Spring, Minn., native to stick with football now that a chance to play for the Twins is on the table.   

Decker was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award last season and led the Big Ten in both receptions (84) and receiving yards (1,074). He hit .319 with 68 hits and 25 RBI for Minnesota's baseball team this year and has been named a co-captain in football for 2009. 

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