Longsnapper United: Will YouTube Sensation Turn Into NFL Star?

Havard Rugland is from Norway, but has been practicing American football placekicking recently.

Rugland signed with the Detroit Lions on Thursday, joining David Akers on the Lions’ placekicking depth chart.

Rugland’s YouTube video, “Kickalicious,” has reeled up plenty of attention. He has nailed kicks from various heights, distances, and angles.

Akers struggled immensely last year, so Rugland has an even greater shot at making the 53-man roster right before the regular season starts. He may not be the next Morten Anderson, but he should be productive based on what we have seen so far.

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