The Detroit Lions of the National Football League have signed Internet phenom Havard Rugland to a three year $1.485 million contract. Rugland has recently been in the limelight after uploading his “Kickalicious” video on YouTube. The 28-year-old kicker from Norway has never played American style football, but that hasn’t stopped the Lions from taking a leap of faith on the talented lefty. Havard will compete for the starting job during Lions training camp in Allen Park, MI against former San Francisco 49er David Akers. Akers was added to the roster on April 5th after long-time kicker Jason Hanson announced his retirement.
The video below is the sole reason Rugland captured the attention of NFL scouts. The “footage” cannot be put into words. Check it out!