ADAM THIELEN THROUGH THE YEARS
2008: Graduates from Detroit Lakes High School; plans to play basketball and football at Concordia (Moorhead) until receiving a $500 scholarship offer from Minnesota State-Mankato.
2009: Catches 21 passes as redshirt freshman at MSU Mankato.
2010: Leads Mavericks with 41 catches for 686 yards and six TDs.
2011: Starts 12 games, earns second-team All-NSIC South Division honors.
2012: As team captain, catches 74 passes for 1,176 on Mavericks’ Division II semifinal team.
2013: After rookie camp tryout, makes Vikings’ practice squad as undrafted free agent.
2014: Returns blocked punt for first NFL touchdown; catches eight passes for 137 yards and a TD.
2015: Catches 12 passes for 144 yards on Vikings’ NFC North championship team.
2016: Leads Vikings with 967 receiving yards on 69 catches.
2017: Earns four-year contract as restricted free agent; joins Rod Smith as only undrafted Division II players to reach Pro Bowl after catching 91 passes for 1,276 yards.