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    Norwegian Havard Rugland has earned himself an NFL contract after becoming a YouTube phenomenon with his trick kicks video.

    Rugland has signed with the Detroit Lions who are looking for a new kicker following the retirement of 21-season veteran Jason Hanson. Rugland will face competition from the also newly-signed David Akers.

    Rugland's trick-shots video, Kickalicious, was posted on YouTube in September and has had more than 2.5 million views. The video, mostly filmed in rural settings, included tricks such as Rugland kicking the ball onto a moving car and volleying the ball between the posts.

    The video led to an unsuccessful tryout for the New York Jets last year.

    Left-footed Rugland played amateur soccer before switching his interest to the American version of football in 2011.

    Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz said that the team first learned about Rugland from the internet video and through league channels, according to Lions writer Tim Twentyman.


    Congrats to Håvard Rugland and our Norwegian posters on this board, Viking power!

    As for the rest of you, get to work!
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    Originally posted by BroncosDivision View Post






    Congrats to Håvard Rugland and our Norwegian posters on this board, Viking power!

    As for the rest of you, get to work!
    great video, love this stuff

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    • #3
      haha yeah I watched that yesterday... some crazy kicks man.

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      • #4
        at the very least he could be an onside specialist
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        • #5
          Yeah, and this guy should be our starting Safety.

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          • #6
            funny that he actually signed with a rival of the Vikings

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            • #7
              Originally posted by fallforward3y+ View Post
              funny that he actually signed with a rival of the Vikings
              Sure but I think he's more excited about the possibility of playing NFL football and becoming a millionaire to actually give a damn, even if he is actually a Vikings fan (which I doubt as it's not a popular team here).

              I mean, it's just a franchise name. Last time I checked, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets had Canadian fans too.
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              • #8
                It possibly took this guy a lot of attempts to make all these kicks. If he actually beats out a proven kicker in David Akers (I know he sucked last year, but he's still a veteran kicker who has had success), I will be shocked.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BroncosDivision View Post
                  Sure but I think he's more excited about the possibility of playing NFL football and becoming a millionaire to actually give a damn, even if he is actually a Vikings fan (which I doubt as it's not a popular team here).

                  I mean, it's just a franchise name. Last time I checked, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets had Canadian fans too.
                  I know that, I just meant it was Ironic.

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                  • #10
                    The funny part is you don't see the likely hundreds of misses. lol
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