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Adam Thielen is photogenic and really good at football

Can Thielen top 1,000 yards receiving by the end of the year?

Third-year wide receiver Adam Thielen is coming into his own this season.

The undrafted wideout from Minnesota State-Mankato hauled in four passes for 101 yards on Sunday in the Vikings win over the Jaguars.

Of his four receptions, his biggest was this 40-yard catch in which the Detroit Lakes native posed for the camera.

After mostly playing special teams in his first two years, the 26-year-old has become a mainstay in the Vikings offense in 2016.

Thielen had just 284 yards receiving before this season's breakout campaign. His hard work over the years has payed off and he's become one of quarterback Sam Bradford's favorite targets.

And he's putting together an impressive season, hauling in 56 passes for 758 yards and four touchdowns. His 13.5 yards-per-catch leads the team this season.

He's even projected to finish the season with just south of 1,000 yards receiving.

Minnesota hasn't had a 1,000 yard receiver since 2009 – the second-longest streak in the NFL – but they could have two with Thielen and Stefon Diggs, who's also on pace for over 1,000 yards too.

If the pair indeed hits the mark, they'll be the first pair of 1,000-yard receivers since Chris Carter and Randy Moss did it in 2000.

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