Pictured above is Havard Rugland, or as he likes to call himself, Kickalicious™. Rugland has uploaded multiple videos to Youtube where he kicks a football in unusual ways, in usual settings, for unusual results.
The videos have apparently caught the eye of multiple NFL teams and Rugland has even been invited to work out for a few of them. And apparently, the Detroit Lions liked what they saw because they have signed Rugland to a contract.
The Lions have a new kicker and he’s “Kickalicious.”
The team signed Norwegian kicking sensation Havard Rugland to a contract Thursday to compete for their kicking job left vacant by Jason Hanson’s retirement. Terms of the deal were not known.
Rugland will compete with newly signed David Akers for the job. Both players are left-footed, which should make it easy on the holders this offseason.
So let the record show that in the year 2013, a man that calls himself Kickalicious™ may actually become a starting kicker in the NFL.