Connette ended his career as the all-time leading receiver in Minnesota Crookston football program history with 242 receptions for 2,781 yards and 23 receiving touchdowns.

    University of Minnesota Crookston football player Adam Connette (Sr., WR, Corona, Calif.) has signed a contract to play for the Helsinki Roosters of the Vaahteraliiga in Finland. The team is based in Helsinki, Finland. Connette will join his brother and former Duke University and Fresno State University quarterback Brandon Connette. Brandon Connette played last season for the Roosters.   

    Connette will report to the Helsinki Roosters in January after finishing his degree in communication from Minnesota Crookston in December.   

    “Adam is a great athlete and very shifty wide receiver,” said Helsinki Roosters Head Coach Juha Hakala. “He will be a great addition to our wide receiver position group, which we are rebuilding heavily under this winter. Also with his experience as wide receiver, I’m sure that he can also give back to our younger guys and also make players around him still even better.”   

    Connette ended his career as the all-time leading receiver in Minnesota Crookston football program history with 242 receptions for 2,781 yards and 23 receiving touchdowns. All three marks were career marks for the Golden Eagles. He was a three-time All-NSIC pick, earning All-NSIC First Team honors as a senior. Connette also goes down as second all-time in NSIC history with his 242 receptions and eighth all-time in receiving yards with his 2,781 yards. As a senior, he had 65 catches for 718 yards and nine touchdowns. Connette also holds all the single-season receiving marks for the Golden Eagles.