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Håvard Rugland

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Place of birth:  Ålgård, Norway
Weight  109 kg
Date joined  2013 (Detroit Lions)
Height  1.88 m
Position  Placekicker
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Date of birth:  (1984-10-07) October 7, 1984 (age 32)
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Håvard Rugland (born October 7, 1984), nicknamed Kickalicious, is a Norwegian placekicker. His trick-shot videos gained him notoriety on YouTube. He competed for a roster position on several teams and played in a pre-season game for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

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NFL career

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On September 16, 2012, Rugland posted a video titled Kickalicious™ onto YouTube, under the name "bighdeluxe". After the video went viral, Rugland traveled to San Diego to train with retired NFL kicker Michael Husted. In December 2012, the New York Jets hosted a tryout for Rugland. In March 2013, Rugland worked out for the Cleveland Browns and the Lions, who later signed him in April. He competed with David Akers for the starting spot.

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On August 9, 2013, Rugland made his NFL debut in a preseason game vs. the New York Jets, going 2-for-2 with a long field goal from 50 yards out. On August 24, 2013, Rugland was cut by the Lions in favor of Akers. He went 3-for-3 in preseason with field goals of 33, 49, and 50 yards. After Rugland cleared waivers, he had a workout with the Green Bay Packers, but was not added to the Packers' opening day roster.

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On January 28, 2015, Rugland and sponsor Pepsi Max Norway released a video titled Kickalicious™ part 2 on the latter's YouTube channel, in which Rugland showcases more trick-shot skills at famous natural landmarks throughout Norway. The video featured music by Norwegian punk rock band Turbonegro.

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References

Håvard Rugland Wikipedia


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