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Detroit Lakes native Adam Thielen hauls in a pass from the Vikings’ first-round pick quarterback Teddy Bridgewater at Winter Park in Eden Prairie during the team’s rookie minicamp Friday. Brian Basham/Forum News Service

Hard work paying off for Adam Thielen in second season with the Vikings

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Detroit Lakes native Adam Thielen impressed the right people in the Minnesota Viking’s front office in 2013, which in turn earned him an NFL future’s contract after the season concluded.


Although the contract ensured more security in an unstable work atmosphere in which every NFL player endures, Thielen isn’t even close to being satisfied after surviving the Vikings’ practice for the entire 2013 season – which in itself is a rare feat.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.