Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/9/14

NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 13: Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions argues a call with the referees during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on September 13, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Lions 45-27. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Whether hes just a training-camp gimmick or has a legitimate shot for a NFL career remains to be seen. Either way, Havard Rugland a.k.a. Kickalicious from YouTube fame is having the time of his life these days. Rugland, signed by the Detroit Lions, put a football helmet on Friday for the very first time during his rookie mini-camp debut. Its been quite a ride for the 28-year-old Norwegian since he became an overnight sensation by posting a trick-kick video on the internet that features him kicking a football into a trash can, boat, basketball hoop and even a moving car. I wanted an opportunity to show my skills, Rugland, a left-footed kicker, said following Saturdays practice. I had no idea it would end up like this. I was lucky. I got the opportunity, performed well and here I am. Rugland started receiving calls from college football teams, rugby clubs and eventually got a tryout with the Lions, New York Jets and Cleveland Browns. The Lions, who have an ...
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