‘Kickalicious’ Havard Rugland works out for Packers

Aug 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Lions kicker Havard Rugland (3) during a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions released kicker Havard Rugland, who is more widely known by his nickname “Kickalicious” because of his YouTube tick shot video, despite the fact that he was able to show off a powerful leg throughout camp and the preseason.

While Rugland may be done in the Motor City, he could find a landing spot within the NFC North after a work out with the Green Bay Packers on Friday morning.

Kickalicious announced the work out on his Twitter account, which is not “official” by way of the Twitter blue check mark, but confirmed by ESPN reporter Kevin Seifert.

Rugland had never played American football before he joined the Lions roster this offseason, but he quickly learned how to adjust to the game after he first learned how to put on his helmet and pads.

Before joining the Lions, Rugland had previously had workouts with the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.

It looks more and more like the Norwegian born kicker could find a home in the NFL.

Topics: Green Bay Packers, Havard Rugland

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  • canbearava

    I always like diamond in the rough stories. If Rugland gets signed, fantasy football coaches will be lining up to claim him. There’s nothing superhuman about him, but it is his calmness considering the big world he has emerged into. It has been a long time since there has been a star kicker in the NFL – the last one I can think of is Dempsey. Kickers have throughout the years, despite their obvious importance, been relegated to only usually one historical remembrance -success or failure. LIke Jim O’Brien or Scott Norwood. Others like Garo Ypremian go into history for something not even connected with kicking the ball.

    I hope Kickalicious gets a signing somewhere. With the Tebow fad now faded, the NFL could use another sensation to add some spice to the league this year.

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