Adam Thielen: From Small Town to Football Star


A small-town athlete’s rise to one of the best wide receivers in professional football.

The inspiring biography of a Minnesota football star!

Adam Thielen grew up in rural Minnesota, cheering on the state’s beloved purple-and-gold football team. He dreamed of one day playing in the pros, but no one could imagine the path that awaited him. Adam experienced rejection and disappointment, but the young wide receiver never gave up. This is a story of determination and perseverance. It is proof that anything is possible with hard work and a winning attitude. Adam’s cousin Lindsay VonRuden and award-winning author Ryan Jacobson chronicle Adam’s rise from an unrecruited, undrafted small-town football player to one of the best wide receivers in professional sports. Complete with full-color photographs from throughout Adam’s life, this is a true story of inspiration. With memories and stories from Adam’s family and friends and with sports accounts from high school, college, and the pros, Adam Thielen is a must-read for every sports fan in Minnesota and beyond.

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Weight 7 oz
Dimensions 5.25 × 8 in

Lindsay VonRuden, Ryan Jacobson




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