Adam John Thielen is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He played college football at Minnesota State and signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Thielen holds several NFL records, including eight straight games over 100+ yards receiving, and 74 receptions in the first half of a season. He is married to Caitlin Thielen, the wife of Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
About Adam Thielen in brief
Adam John Thielen is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He played college football at Minnesota State and signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Thielen holds several NFL records, including eight straight games over 100+ yards receiving, and 74 receptions in the first half of a season. He was named NFC Special Teams Player of Week 13 after he led the team in a special teams play in which he scored his first NFL touchdown on a punts return. For the season, Thielen totaled eight catches for 137 yards and a touchdown on offense on offense and two punts returned for touchdowns in the game against the Chicago Bears. He is married to Caitlin Thielen, the wife of Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and they have a daughter, Mia, who was born in July 2013. He also has a son, Jack, who is a junior at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He grew up rooting for the Vikings and idolized Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receivers Cris Carter and Randy Moss, and would wear their Vikings jerseys while practising in his back yard as a child. He attended Detroit Lakes High School, where he participated in four sports and was an All-conference and All-state selection in football, golf, and track and field. In football, he helped lead the Lakers to a 9-1 season. In golf, he also was a member of a Detroit Lakes golf team that won the 2008 2A state championship.
His wife Caitlin gave the ball to her husband after he scored a touchdown in the season opener against the St. Louis Rams on September 9, 2013. In 2013, he played in nine games and caught 21 passes for 252 yards and one touchdown as a freshman in 2009. As a sophomore in 2010, he started in all 11 games and was named Minnesota State’s Offensive Player of the Year in addition to Second-Team All-NSIC South Division. He led the Minnesota State receiving corps with 74 receptions for a total of 1,176 yards and eight touchdowns. In 2012, he was again the team’s starting kick and punt returner, helping the Mavericks to a 13-1 record, as they advanced to the NCAA Semi Finals. He notched five 100-yard receiving games, including a career-high of 167 against Southwest Minnesota State in 2012. On August 31, 2013, the Vikings waived Thielen as part of their final roster cuts, but was signed to the practice squad the next day. After a strong preseason performance in both offense and special teams, he earned a spot on the 53-man roster to start the 2014 campaign. In Week 5, he caught his firstNFL pass in the Vikings’ 42-10 road loss against the Green Bay Packers, finishing the game with four receptions for 57 receiving yards that led the NFL team in that game. On May 6, 2013,. The Minnesota Vikings signed Thielen to a three-year, USD 1. 48 million contract as an unregulated free agent.