Inspiration by Nicholas Santo

Adam Thielen’s an inspiration

All over the football nation


Ever since he was knee high

In purple in gold he wanted to die


He practiced football so much

In highschool he was a receiver no one could touch


Despite his hard work

No division one team invested in the Adam Thielen Network


So he packed up all his stuff

And took a big huff


He hoped in his car

And headed for afar


Mankato is where he went to college

To play football and gain knowledge


During his four years there

He majored in selling dental care


While playing for his college team

On self centered coach of his made him question his football dream


He was not invited to the NFL combine

But you still didn’t hear him whine


When it came time to the draft

No one asked him for his autograph


After the draft a familiar team gave him a call

The vikings gave him a contract that he accepted with no hesitation at all


He made the Vikings practice squad as a rookie in 2013.

That same year you didn’t see him on your TV screen.


The next year he made his first memorable play

He blocked a punt and returned it all the way


Since then

He has been consistent again and again


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