36 Facts About Adam Thielen

1. Adam Thielen got schooled at Detroit Lakes High School where he was a four-sport athlete in football, basketball, baseball, and golf.

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2. Adam Thielen is a professional American footballer who plays as a wide receiver in the National Football League.

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3. Adam Thielen is one of two players, Jarvis Landry being the other, who has caught at least five balls in every game.

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4. Adam Thielen became the first player in the Super Bowl era to record five straight 100-yard receiving games to start a season.

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5. Adam Thielen became the first Vikings receiver to surpass the 1,000-yard mark since Sidney Rice in 2009.

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6. Adam Thielen had the most receiving yards by a Viking since Percy Harvin in 2011.

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7. Adam Thielen added a 16-yard catch as the Vikings ultimately clinched the NFC North title.

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8. Adam Thielen was named NFC Special Teams Player of Week 13 after he scored his first NFL touchdown on a special teams play in which he blocked Carolina Panthers' punter Brad Nortman's kick and returned the ball 30 yards to the end zone.

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9. Adam Thielen led the Minnesota State receiving corps with 74 receptions for a total of 1,176 yards and eight touchdowns.

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10. Adam Thielen attended Detroit Lakes High School, where he participated in four sports.

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11. Adam Thielen played college football at Minnesota State University, Mankato and signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

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12. Adam Thielen has one more day to alleviate concerns about his health, with Friday's.

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13. Adam Thielen is the Vikings' player rep, with Kirk Cousins as an alternate.

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14. Adam Thielen has a chance to break one of his former idol's records.

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15. Adam Thielen practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

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16. Adam Thielen limited in Vikings' practice on Wednesday.

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17. Adam Thielen was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

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18. In Week 5, Adam Thielen recorded seven catches for 116 yards and a touchdown.

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19. On December 19, 2017, Adam Thielen was named to his first Pro Bowl.

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20. In Week 8, Adam Thielen scored his first touchdown of the season against the Cleveland Browns at Twickenham Stadium, London.

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21. On March 15, 2017, Adam Thielen signed a three-year contract extension with the Vikings.

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22. Adam Thielen dropped only two passes on 92 targets according to Sporting Charts, and Pro Football Focus ranked him as the 18th best receiver in the league.

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23. Adam Thielen needed only 40 yards receiving in the Week 17 Chicago Bears game to hit 1,000 yards on the season, and only once in the previous six games had he been held under 50 yards.

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24. Adam Thielen had a career-day on December 24, 2016 in a Week 16 loss to the Green Bay Packers with a 202-yard, two touchdown performance at Lambeau Field.

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25. In 2015, Adam Thielen was honored as the Vikings Special Teams Player of the Year.

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26. In Week 17 against the Chicago Bears, Adam Thielen scored his first receiving touchdown on a 44-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater, after which he promptly gave the ball to his wife Caitlin.

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27. Adam Thielen holds several NFL records, including eight straight games over 100+ yards receiving, and 74 receptions in the first half of a season.

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28. Adam Thielen tied an NFL record with his eighth straight game with at least 100 receiving yards.

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29. Adam Thielen caught seven passes for 103 yards and a touchdown against the Saints, setting an NFL record by catching at least 100 yards.

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30. Adam Thielen leads the Vikings—a team with Super Bowl aspirations—in receptions, and he gets to catch passes from $84 million man Kirk Cousins.

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31. Adam Thielen says he grew up watching Mauer, calling him a huge role model.

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32. Adam Thielen was born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota in August 1990.

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33. Adam Thielen already owns the NFL record for most consecutive 100-yard receiving games to start a season with eight.

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34. Adam Thielen can break record of receiver he modeled in high school.

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35. Adam Thielen can break Calvin Johnson's record Sunday against his old team.

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36. Adam Thielen is doing things even Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Randy Moss didn't accomplish in Minnesota.

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