A good performance at a regional combine in Chicago earned WR Adam Thielen an invite to the Super Reginal Combine held at Cowboy Stadium in Dallas. Among 218 college football players performing in front of 30 NFL teams... Adam got noticed by the Minnesota Vikings earning one of the 34 invites to the team's rookie mini camp tryouts. After a great camp in front of all the Vikings' staff, Adam was signed to the 90 man roster. If he sticks, Adam will get a chance to show case his talent in front of the Mankato faithful at the familiar confines of Minnesota State University.
After being awarded MSU's Male Athelete of the year honors, Adam will not need any introduction in Mankato. Adam is also locally known as a two-time team caption that helped lead MSU to a 13-1 record and the NCAA Division II Semifinals. The Mankato fans know Adam was also named to the 2012 First-Team All-NSIC South Division Team as well. His four year career at MSU ends with Adam second all time in reception with 198. His name is 3rd all time in the record books for receiving yards at 2802 and TDs with 20. Adam is also 3rd all-time in punt return yards with 582 on 57 attempts.
Yes, Adam might be flying a bit under the radar on a national level, but in Mankato he is on top of the world.
Good Luck Adam Thielen!