You may have heard of the YouTube trick shot video “Kickalicious,” but if you haven’t heard about it by now, you are about to because the Detroit Lions have gone out and signed the star of the video. That’s right, the Lions have officially signed Norwegian kicker Havard Rugland of YouTube fame.
The Lions announced the deal on their team website, but no terms of the deal were disclosed.
The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder became familiar with the sport a few years ago and he has been training with former NFL kicker Michael Husted in San Diego since November of 2012.
Interestingly enough, one of the three kickers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Jan Stenerud, was also Norwegian born. But let’s not get ahead of our selves here. This is just a try out with the league.
Rugland is looking to turn his sensational YouTube video in to an NFL gig, but that will be no easy task. He does have one good thing going for him, though. He has a rabid fan base that would show up to the pre-game warm ups to see what kind of trick shots he could pull off next.
If you haven’t watched the “Kickalicious” video yet, you should do so now: