Youtube Kicker Gets NFL Tryout
A Norwegian kicker named Havard Rugland and his amazing kicking skills have caught the attention of the NFL. Just see this video!
The compilation exploded across the Internet and currently has nearly one million views.NFL scouts went crazy! And, to say the least, they were impressed.
The scouts asked kicking coach and former NFL Michael Husted to work with Rugland in San Diego. After some training Rugland, who has never played American football, recently had a tryout with the New York Jets.
It takes only one viewing of the video to see that Rugland has some very serious potential. In fact, hes been compared to Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders. As he continues to refine his technique, he could be one of the strongest kickers in the NFL.
The 27-year-old says his goal is to get an NFL contract by the 2013 season, wouldn't be the first Norwegian kicker to play professional football. In fact, he'd have extremely lofty standards to live up to. One of the three kickers in the NFL Hall of Fame is Norwegian Jan Stenerud. The former Chiefs, Packers and Vikings kicker played 19 seasons in the NFL and was a four-time Pro Bowler.