Looking Back At Vikings WR Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen of Detroit Lakes, Minn., is fighting for a roster spot as a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings.

The second-year pro spent last season on the practice squad, and this summer he’s seeing decent reps with the team’s top receivers.

Vikings GM Rick Spielman told KFAN listeners this week that “Adam is kind of really stuck out” during the team’s minicamp.

“It’s been a while since I’ve played in a game, but it was good,” Thielen told Master Tesfatsion of the Star Tribune. “It was good to learn the game and learn the NFL way, go against a quality defense. Every day to see that speed was good and helping my transition.”

A former three-sport standout with the Lakers, here’s a look at a few photos from our archives:

Richand’s Jay Bachman and Detroit Lakes’ Adam Thielen go head-to-head in the lane Dec. 27, 2005 during the Shanley High School Holiday Basketball Classic.
Adam Thielen of Detroit Lakes carries a red and white umbrella while competing in the Moorhead Junior High Golf Invitational with Kody Vizenor, East Grand Forks, left, and Michael Posch, Moorhead between holes on Village Green Golf Course May 5, 2003.