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Adam Thielen
WR #19
Height:
6-2
Weight:
195
Age:
25
College:
Minnesota State
Experience:
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 8 137 17.1 44 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 MIN 16 2 8 137 17.1 44T 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

2014 GP/GS Career GP/GS Playoffs GP/GS

16/2 16/2 (2013 PS-MIN)    0/0

• Local product spent entire rookie season on Vikings practice squad after joining team as a rookie free agent.

• Named the NFC Special Teams Player of the week (12/3/15) for his performance against Carolina (11/30).

• First NFL TD came by way of a blocked punt returned for a score.

• Played collegiate football at Minnesota State, the annual site of Vikings training camp.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in management and earned bachelor’s degree from MSU...Got married to college sweetheart Caitlin (Graboski) Thielen in May of 2015...Joins Marcus Sherels (Rochester) as the only Minnesotans on the Vikings roster in 2015...Avid golfer, spent time golfing in Arizona in the offseason.

2014 GP/GS Career GP/GS Playoffs GP/GS

16/2 16/2 (2013 PS-MIN)    0/0

• Local product spent entire rookie season on Vikings practice squad after joining team as a rookie free agent.

• Named the NFC Special Teams Player of the week (12/3/15) for his performance against Carolina (11/30).

• First NFL TD came by way of a blocked punt returned for a score.

• Played collegiate football at Minnesota State, the annual site of Vikings training camp.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in management and earned bachelor’s degree from MSU...Got married to college sweetheart Caitlin (Graboski) Thielen in May of 2015...Joins Marcus Sherels (Rochester) as the only Minnesotans on the Vikings roster in 2015...Avid golfer, spent time golfing in Arizona in the offseason.

PRO Played in all 16 games for the Vikings during the 2014 campaign, including starts at New Orleans and at Buffalo... Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors on Dec. 3, after scoring his first NFL TD against the Carolina Panters, blocking a Brad Nortman punt and returning it 30 yards for a touchdown...Hauled in his first receiving TD week 17 against Chicago, a 44-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater, marking the game’s only TD...Continued to develop throughout 2013 season and spent all 16 weeks on Vikings practice squad...Earned invitation to continue with team following 2013 Vikings rookie camp and earned rookie free agent contract...Competed in scouting regionals in Chicago and Dallas that led to his invite to the Vikings rookie camp as a rookie in 2013.

2014 Earned a spot on the 53 man roster to start the 2014 campaign...Made NFL debut at St. Louis...A special teams ace,  finished tied for 2nd in special teams tackles, totaling 12 on the season...Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking a punt against Carolina (11/30) and returning it 30 yards to paydirt, at the time was the longest blocked punt returned for a TD, a record that stood for less than a quarter...Also added 2 special teams tackles in the 31-13 Vikings win...First NFL reception came at Green Bay (10/2), led the team in receiving that game finishing with 4 receptions for 57 yards...Recorded first NFL receiving TD Week 17 vs. the Bears, a 44-yard strike from QB Teddy Bridgewater, marking the game’s only TD.

2013 Earned practice squad position throughout entire rookie campaign...Saw preseason action with Vikings at WR and on special teams...Was signed to rookie free agent contract following Vikings rookie camp when unsigned rookies are invited to practice with draft choices and rookie free agent signings to showcase their ability.

COLLEGE Started 37 of his 46 career games at Minnesota State...Ended college career ranked #2 in school history in receptions (198), 3rd in receiving yards (2,802), 3rd in receiving TDs (20), 3rd in punt return yards (582) and 3rd in punt returns (57)...Had 74 receptions for 1,176 yards and 8 TDs as a senior...Named 1st-Team All-Northern Sun Conference South Division as a senior and 2nd-Team as a junior...Helped lead the Mavericks to a 13-1 record and a national semi-final berth as a senior.

PREP Standout at Detroit Lakes High in northern Minnesota...Helped team to a 9-1 mark as a senior and named All-State...Member of Lakers state championship golf team.

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