DURHAM – Duke’s Head Coach Mike Elko announced Thursday that long snapper Evan Decker signed a financial aid agreement to attend the institution and join the Blue Devil football program.
Deckers recently enrolled at Duke and is focused on the continuing education program. He previously graduated from the University of Massachusetts in December 2021 with a degree in kinesiology. Deckers played 40 games in his four-year career and was the team’s main long snapper for the past three seasons.
Hailing from Avon, Connecticut, Deckers achieved national recognition in 2021 by being named the second independent team by Phil Steel. He was also selected on the Patrick Manelly Award watch list earlier this year.
Prior to his time in Massachusetts, Deckers wrote at Avon Old Farms School, earning 10 varsity letters (three in football, four in golf, and one in basketball, hockey, and squash). Coming out of high school, Decker was rated 4.5 stars by Kohl’s Football Kicks and Kicks and was the winner of Duke Specialists Camp in 2017.