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Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen is an American football player who currently plays for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) as a wide receiver.

Adam Thielen opened his eyes as Adam John Thielen on 22nd August 1990, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, the United States of America. As of 2019, his age is 29 years old while his horoscope is Leo. He is the son of Jayne Thielen (mother) and Pete Thielen (father).

Adam Thielen with his father, Pete Thielen
Caption: Adam Thielen with his father, Pete Thielen (Photo: Instagram)

He grew up with his sister, Amanda Welken. Adam holds an American nationality while he belongs to a white ethnical background.


He completed his high school education from Detroit Lakes High School, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Later, he joined Minnesota State University, in Mankato, Minnesota.

College Career

  • At the beginning of his career, he was a member of the Minnesota State University Mavericks from 2009 to 2012.
  • Previously, he was a member of a Detroit Lakes golf team that won 2A state championship in the year 2008.
  • In the year 2009, he played in nine games and caught 21 passes for 252 yards as well as a touchdown.
  • He started all 12 games as well as he was the Second-Team All-NSIC South Division selection in the year 2011.
  • Further, he was the main target for Minnesota State’s passing attack in the year 2012.
  • In the following year, he also scored five 100-yard receiving games against the Southwest Minnesota States.

Professional Career

  • After that, he started off as a special teams ace for the Vikings to earn his spot on the roster.
  • He signed a three-year contract for around $1.48 million with the Minnesota Vikings.
  • He made his NFL debut in the season opener in a road game against the St. Louis Rams.
  • After finishing his season, he received the name of the All-Pro Special Teams Kick Return Unit.
  • Further, he also received the name of All-NFC North Special Team Player of the Year by Pro Football Focus (PFF).
Adam Thielen, American football player
Caption: Adam Thielen, American football player (Photo: Instagram)
  • Also, he received the honor as the Vikings Special Teams Player of the Year.
  • He signed a three-year contract extension with the Vikings in the year 2017.
  • In the following year, his fourth year, he was named to the Pro Bowl and was a second-team All-Pro.
  • He had a new quarterback in Kirk Cousins in the year 2018.
  • In the 2018 season, he started the game with six receptions for 102 receiving yards in a 24–16 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
  • In the year 2019, he signed a four-year contract of around $64 million with the Vikings with more than $35 million guaranteed.
  • Further, he had a bounce-back performance, recording 7 catches for 130 yards as well as 2 touchdowns in the 28-10 win.

Net Worth & Salary of Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen has an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of 2019 which he earned through his football player. Currently, he has signed a 4 year, $64.2 million contracts with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $9 million signing bonus, $33 million guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16.05 million.

Adam Thielen's son on his car
Caption: Adam Thielen’s son on his car (Photo: Instagram)

In the year 2019, he will earn a base salary of $805k, a signing bonus of $9 million, a roster bonus of $4.4 million and a workout bonus of $100k, while carrying a cap hit of $8.105 million and a dead cap value of $16.2 million.

Married Man (Wife & Kids)

Adam Thielen is a happily married man. He tied the wedding knot to his wife, Caitlin Thielen on 23rd May 2015 at a private wedding. His wife, Caitlin holds a degree in Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology. They met each other through a mutual friend back in the year 2011 and they dated for 2 years before sharing the wedding vows.

Adam Thielen with his wife, Caitlin Thielen and two sons
Caption: Adam Thielen with his wife, Caitlin Thielen and two sons (Photo: Instagram)

They gave birth to two sons, Asher John Thielen and Hudson James Thielen. Their first son, Asher was born on 11th October 2016 while their other son, Hudon was born on 7th January 2019. As of now, the entire Thielen family is living a happy and peaceful life together.

Height and Weight

Adam Thielen stands at a tall height of 6 feet 1 inch while his body weight is around 91 kg. Thielen’s both hair and eyes are brown in color.

Adam is active in various sorts of social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Facts of Adam Thielen

Full NameAdam Thielen
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of Birth22nd August 1990
Age30 years 5 months
Place Of BirthDetroit Lakes, Minnesota, the United States of America
Height6 feet 1 inch
Weight91 kg
ProfessionFootball Player
EducationDetroit Lakes High School, Minnesota State University,
SpouseCaitlin Thielen (2015)
ChildrenAsher John Thielen and Hudson James Thielen
ParentsJayne Thielen (mother) and Pete Thielen (father)
SiblingsAmanda Welken
InstagramAdam Thielen Instagram
Star SignLeo

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