Detroit Lions sign Internet kicking sensation

Posted at 12:26 PM, Apr 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-12 12:26:24-04

A Norwegian Internet kicking sensation has been signed by the Detroit Lions, the team announced Thursday.

Details of the deal with Havard Rugland were not disclosed.

Rugland posted a video, called “Kickalicious,” to YouTube in September. The video shows him kicking and punting a football through uprights from as far away as 60 yards, and from incredible angles.

He also kicks a ball to a friend on a boat on a lake, in a moving car, on a skateboard, on a railroad bridge, on a hill, on a bluff overlooking a beach and over trees.

The 6’2’’, 240-pound Rugland played amateur soccer in Norway before taking an interest in American Football in 2011 after watching the Super Bowl.

He had tryouts with the Lions and Jets and spent time working out at Michael Husted’s pro kicking camp in Florida.