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MANKATO, Minn. - When you roll around Mankato, even Mike Zimmer knows how big of a deal Adam Theilan is.

He grew up in Detroit Lakes, played his college ball at Minnesota State Mankato and now is a member of the Minnesota Vikings

Last year, Theilan earned a spot on the practice squad as an undrafted free agent, but with a new coaching staff this offseason comes a new chance. Once that Theilan and the staff believe he's made the most of.

This step is only half of the battle. Living up to his rock star status in Mankato would be the perfect ending.

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