16 Facts About Adam Thielen

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

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

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4. 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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5. Adam Thielen finished near the top of several career receiving categories after his four years at Minnesota State including finishing second in receiving yards, second in receptions (198), and third in touchdown catches (20).

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6. 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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7. Adam Thielen carried the ball another time for 26 yards, totaling 67 yards on two carries that tied for second in Vikings history for rushing yards in a game by a wide receiver with the effort.

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

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

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

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12. On September 11, 2017, in the season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, Adam Thielen started the season off strong with nine receptions for 157 yards.

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

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

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15. Adam Thielen entered the 2021 season as a starting wide receiver alongside Justin Jefferson.

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16. Adam Thielen was placed on injured reserve on December 29, 2021.

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