In this week’s episode, we talk all things golf and football with Adam Thielen!
Some things about Adam:
• Represented Minnesota at the 2018 Pro Bowl, his 2nd consecutive Pro Bowl appearance.
• Finished the season 4th in the NFL in receptions (113), 9th in receiving yards (1,373) and tied for 10th in receiving TDs (9).
• Tied Cris Carter (1994) as the fastest Viking to reach 100 receptions in a season, needing 13 games to do so.
• Needed only 10 games to reach 1,000 yards in 2018, tying Randy Moss in 2003 as the fastest Viking to reach the mark.
• 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 marked the 3rd-highest single-season total in franchise history. His 1,335 receiving yards marked the 4th-highest single-season total in franchise history.
• 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).
• The 1st player in franchise history to record 9 games of 100+ receiving yards in a single season.
OFF THE FIELD Married to college sweetheart, Caitlin, who played soccer at Minnesota State-Mankato, in May of 2015 and the couple has two sons, Asher and Hudson…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) and Brandon Zylstra (Spicer) as Minnesotans on the Vikings roster in 2019…Active in Vikings community relations efforts, including work with the Humane Society with his wife, as well as attending the 2015 Vikings Arctic Blast in Thief River Falls and 2016 Winterfest in Duluth…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…Avid golfer, spends time golfing in Arizona and Florida in the offseason…Majored in management and earned bachelor’s degree from MSU.