Adam Thielen is an American professional footballer who has shown his prowess as a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings. He gathered experiences as a student-athlete at Detriot Lakes High School and Minnesota State University. Unlike most of NFL players who are drafted by one team or another, he is an undrafted free agent.
At his birth on August 22, 1990, he was named Adam John Thielen. While growing up as a kid he had a flair for sports, by the time he became a teenager, he played distinctively as a baseballer, basketballer, footballer, and golfer. As time went on, he realized he was better at the game of football and decided to give it his best shot.
As a youngster, he troubled his neighbours with his football practice, often done at his backyard. He admires Cris Carter and imitated almost all his killer moves at that tender age. With time, he became just like Cris and is even said to have done more! Adam played remarkably well with the Detriot Lakes High School team, his name still rings a bell in the team’s history. There, he was named an All-Conference and All-State selection in his senior year.
He moved to the Minnesota State University and continued on a good pace with the school team, however, he was redshirted for a whole year. Upon his return as a freshman, he featured in 11 games and caught 21 passes for 252 yards and a touchdown. In his second year, he was named the Minnesota State’s Offensive Player of the Year and the Second-Team-NSIC South Division after he recorded 41 receptions for 686 yards in addition to 6 touchdowns that season.
Adam Thielen started his professional career in 2012 with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted agent after he was unsuccessful in the year’s NFL Draft. The Vikings are currently reaping the profits via the wide receiver’s performances. He has continued to prove his relevance to the team. Currently, the Vikings renewed his contract on March 15, 2017.
Adam Thielen’s Family – Parents And Wife
Adam Thielen was born to Pete and Jayne Thielen, apart from his parent’s names, not much is know about this couple. However, in most interviews, they have revealed how their son has made them proud and of course, are reaping the benefits of his success.
The American footballer is a family man, he tied the knot with Caitlin Graboski Thielen, a blogger, sometime in 2015. The two were said to have started their platonic relationship in 2011 after they were set up on a date by her friend. Initially, Caitlin had issues dating the wide receiver because she didn’t want to jeopardize her studies and lose her scholarship with the Iowa State University. However, Adam wanted to be more than a friend with her, he was persistent until she finally gave in. After their relationship kicked off, she transferred to Minnesota State University.
Caitlin is also a lover of sports, aside from being her husband’s number one fan, she was an active soccer player for the Iowa State University team and the Minnesota State University. She finished with a degree in Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology.
The couple welcomed their son, Asher John Thielen on October 11, 2016. They have portrayed the definition of love in their marriage and has lived without any indication of divorce. Recently, the two donated the sum of $100000 to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Height and Weight
Adam Thielen is a good looking handsome man. The wide receiver is obviously not as tall as most of his team members but this hasn’t hindered his progress on the gridiron. A blond who has taken his time to maintain one of the perfect athletic builds in football, he stands at 6 foot 2 inches and weighs 91kg.
Salary and Career Earnings
In his 4-year contract worth $19,246,000 with the Minnesota Vikings, Adam Thielen would earn $9,646,00 guaranteed with a signing bonus of $4 million. Records have shown that his annual base salary is calculated to be worth $4,811,500.
In 2018, he would be placed on a base salary of $3,850,000, a roster bonus of $100,000 and a workout bonus of $50,000 with an incentive bonus of $1,100,000. He is currently carrying a cap hit of $6,100,000, in addition, to a dead cap value worth $6,900,000.