Travis Dekker
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    Travis Dekker

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Albuquerque, N.M.

    High School:
    La Cueva

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 245

    Position:
    TE

    2007 (Junior) - All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention selection at tight end ... named second-team mid-season all-MWC by Phil Steele's magazine ... was a finalist for the Wuerffel Award in 2007 ... appeared and started in 12 games ... missed Notre Dame game due to injury ... led Falcon tight ends and was third on the team with 25 receptions for 382 yards ... his 25 receptions was more than all the Air Force tight ends combined to catch in the four years prior ... his 25 receptions are the most by a Falcon tight end since Trent Van Hulzen had 26 in 1989 ... caught a pass in all 12 games he played ... averaged 15.3 yards per catch which was second on the team ... opened season with three catches for 64 yards and a touchdown against South Carolina State ... had a career-high four catches for 83 yards, including a 50-yard reception, against TCU ... his 50-yard reception set up the first of AF's two touchdowns in the comeback victory ... had three catches for 62 yards, including a 27-yard reception, against San Diego State ... matched his career best with four catches for 63 yards and a touchdown vs. California in the bowl game ... had two-or-more catches in seven games.

    2006 (Sophomore) - Played in 12 games, starting eight ... started in every game that a tight end started, as the team started in a double wide receiver set four times ... caught four passes for 40 yards and one touchdown ... averaged 10 yards per catch ... career-long catch of 13 yards vs. Colorado State ... career-best two catches for 15 yards and a touchdown vs. Navy ... one catch for 12 yards at Tennessee.

    2005 (Sophomore) - Missed the entire season due to injury ... received a medical turnback and another year of eligibility.

    2004 (Freshman) - Started the season on the junior varsity ... called up to the varsity for the New Mexico game due to injury ... played in his only game of the season vs. the Lobos ... remained on the varsity the remainder of the season, but didn't see any action.

    High School - Lettered in football three years and track two years ... first-team all-state in football on offense and honorable mention all-state on defense ... named the student-athlete of the year in the state ... first-team academic all-state ... team captain ... won the state shot put championship as a senior and was runner-up in the discus ... president of National Honor Society ... high school football coach was Fred Romero.

    Personal - Born Oct. 21, 1985 ... member of Cadet Squadron 23 ... majoring in biochemistry ... active in his squadron as a support clerk ... has been on the superintendent's list for academic, military and athletic excellence every semester ... completed summer research at Kirtland AFB, N.M., in the summer of 2007 ... also worked at the obstacle course during Basic Cadet Training ... parents are Dale and Diane Dekker ... siblings include Paige (17) and Luke (11) ... would like to become an orthopedic surgeon ... favorite NFL team is the Chicago Bears and his favorite player is Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.

    Career Receiving Statistics
    Year	G	#	Yds	Avg	TD	LG
    2007	12	25	382	15.3	2	50 (TCU)
    2006	12	4	40	10.0	1	13 (CSU)
    Totals	24	29	422	14.6	3
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