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Cool Dad Job: NFL Player

Adam Thielen was a D2 football player for the Minnesota State Mankato with zero prospects when he showed up at a regional combine — not even the NFL’s combine — and ran a 4.45 40-yard dash. That put him on scout’s radars and, eventually, the roster of the Minnesota Vikings. It’s a good thing it did. Now, Thielen’s a pro bowler and top 10 wide receiver. In 2017, he became the first Vikings wide receiver to be a 1,000-yard receiver since Sidney Rice and in 2018 he helped lead the Vikings to the NFC Championship. A father of two boys, Asher and Hudson, Adam and his wife Caitlin also run the Thielen Foundation, which gives back to youth development programs in Minnesota. Think of Thielen as your average suburban golf dad, but, you know, one of the best athletes alive.