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Adam Thielen

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Experience: 8 years

Age: 31

College: Minnesota State

2021 SEASON

  • REC
    9
  • YDS
    92
  • AVG
    10.2
  • TDS
    2
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Receiving

YEAR TEAM G REC YDS AVG LNG TD 1st 1st% 20+ 40+
2014 Minnesota Vikings 16 8 137 17.1 44 1 7 87.5 2 1
2015 Minnesota Vikings 16 12 144 12 30 0 5 41.67 1 0
2016 Minnesota Vikings 16 69 967 14 71 5 44 63.77 16 2
2017 Minnesota Vikings 16 91 1276 14 65 4 59 64.84 20 5
2018 Minnesota Vikings 16 113 1373 12.2 68 9 74 65.49 17 3
2019 Minnesota Vikings 10 30 418 13.9 44 6 18 60 8 1
2020 Minnesota Vikings 15 74 925 12.5 51 14 52 70.27 11 1
2021 Minnesota Vikings 1 9 92 10.2 24 2 5 55.56 2 0
TOTAL 106 406 5332 13.1 397 41 264 65.02 77 13

Rushing

YEAR TEAM G ATT YDS AVG LNG TD 1st 1st% 20+ 40+ FUM
2014 Minnesota Vikings 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Minnesota Vikings 16 4 89 22.3 41 0 4 100 2 1 0
2016 Minnesota Vikings 16 2 15 7.5 11 0 1 50 0 0 0
2017 Minnesota Vikings 16 1 11 11 11 0 1 100 0 0 0
2018 Minnesota Vikings 16 5 30 6 15 0 1 20 0 0 0
2019 Minnesota Vikings 10 4 6 1.5 3 1 1 25 0 0 0
2020 Minnesota Vikings 15 3 15 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 Minnesota Vikings 1
TOTAL 106 19 166 8.7 89 1 8 42.11 2 1 0

Kick Return

YEAR TEAM G RET YDS AVG LNG TD 20+ 40+ FC FUM
2014 Minnesota Vikings 16 2 33 16.5 21 0 1 0 0 0
2015 Minnesota Vikings 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Minnesota Vikings 16 1 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Minnesota Vikings 16
2018 Minnesota Vikings 16
2019 Minnesota Vikings 10
2020 Minnesota Vikings 15
2021 Minnesota Vikings 1
TOTAL 106 3 52 17.3 40 0 1 0 0 0

Punt Return

YEAR TEAM G RET YDS AVG LNG TD 20+ 40+ FC FUM
2014 Minnesota Vikings 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Minnesota Vikings 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Minnesota Vikings 16 6 8 1.3 9 0 0 0 3 1
2017 Minnesota Vikings 16
2018 Minnesota Vikings 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2019 Minnesota Vikings 10
2020 Minnesota Vikings 15
2021 Minnesota Vikings 1
TOTAL 106 6 8 1.3 9 0 0 0 4 1

Fumbles

YEAR TEAM G FUM LOST FF OWN FR OPP FR TD
2014 Minnesota Vikings 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Minnesota Vikings 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Minnesota Vikings 16 2 1 0 2 0 0
2017 Minnesota Vikings 16 3 2 0
2018 Minnesota Vikings 16 1 1
2019 Minnesota Vikings 10 0
2020 Minnesota Vikings 15 0
2021 Minnesota Vikings 1
TOTAL 106 6 4 0 2 0 0

Defense

YEAR TEAM G Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT TDS YDS AVG LNG
2014 Minnesota Vikings 16 12 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Minnesota Vikings 16 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Minnesota Vikings 16 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Minnesota Vikings 16 1 1 0 0 0 0
2018 Minnesota Vikings 16 0
2019 Minnesota Vikings 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
2020 Minnesota Vikings 15 1 1 0 0 0 0
2021 Minnesota Vikings 1 0
TOTAL 106 27 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Biography

• Hosted a day-long radiothon fundraiser on Vikings flagship station KFAN for COVID-19 relief in April 2020. The event raised more than $280,000 during a 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. marathon featuring teammates and celebrity guests calling in to support the cause. 

• Represented Minnesota at the 2017 and 2018 Pro Bowl and earned 2nd-Team Associated Press All-Pro in 2017.

• In 2017-18, became the 1st Viking to record consecutive seasons of 1,000+ receiving yards since Randy Moss did so for 6 consecutive seasons (1998-2003). 

• Thielen's 113 receptions in 2018 marked the 3rd-highest total in franchise history. His 1,335 receiving yards marked the 4th-highest total in franchise history, both times trailing only his boyhood idols Cris Carter and Randy Moss.

• The 1st player in NFL history to record 8 consecutive games of 100+ receiving yards to start a season.

• 1 of 2 players in NFL history to record 8 consecutive games of 100+ receiving yards at any point in an NFL season (Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions in 2012).

OFF THE FIELD

• Married to college sweetheart, Caitlin, who played soccer at Minnesota State, Mankato, in May of 2015. The couple has 2 sons, Asher and Hudson, and a daughter, Cora.

• Together with Caitlin launched the Thielen Foundation in September of 2018, which aims to create programs that serve, educate and inspire individuals to reach their full potential.

• Joins C.J. Ham (Duluth), Ryan Connelly (Eden Prairie) and Shane Zylstra (New London-Spicer) as Minnesotans on the Vikings roster in 2021.

• Hosts youth football camps in the Twin Cities and his hometown of Detroit Lakes.

• Opened a gym, ETS Elite Thielen, during the 2016 offseason in Lakeville, Minnesota, just south of the Twin Cities and has expanded to locations around the state, including Mankato and Rochester. 

• Avid golfer, spends time golfing in Arizona and Florida and has taken part in Pro Am events regularly, including the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe. 

• Earned bachelor's degree in management from MSU.

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