Found April 11, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
The Detroit Lions might have found Jason Hanson's replacement on YouTube. The team announced Thursday afternoon that they had signed Norwegian soccer player Havard Rugland to a free-agent contract. Rugland has never played organized football but became an internet sensation when he posted a video of trick-shot kicks to YouTube. He was given the nickname "Kickalicious" when he tried out for NFL teams in San Diego last month and apparently did enough to earn a shot to compete for Hanson's job with David Akers. Akers, who kicked for the San Francisco 49ers last season, signed as a free-agent earlier this week.

Jason Hanson joins Lions Ring of Honor

Jason Hanson joins the Lions ring of Honor (AP Photo) The Detroit Lions have announced today that former kicker Jason Hanson will become the 14th member to join their ring of honor. Hanson has played more games for the Lions than any other player has played for any single NFL team, and now he will continue to remain apart of the team after his retirement. Lions coach Jim Schwartz...

Lions sign YouTube sensation Kickalicious (VIDEO)

No, Jason Hanson isn’t coming out of retirement but the Lions did sign a kicker actually referred to as Kickalicious… Thursday, Tim Twentyman of tweeted that the Lions have signed Norwegian kicker Havard Rugland to a contract. The Lions have signed Norwegian kicker Havard Rugland to a contract. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) April 11, 2013 In addition to the...

Updated: Fantasy Football 2013 Preseason Rankings – PK

In this UPDATED: Fantasy Football Preseason Place Kicker Rankings, we take a look at how the retirement of Jason Hanson and the entire free agency period in the NFL has had an impact on our top 20 place kickers. FFantasy Football 2013 Preseason Rankings – Place Kickers are provided Below. We are a Proud Member of the Fantasy Pros Network. DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT ALL OF...

Top 10 reasons why the Lions signed David Akers

38 Years Shanky 10) Really want to make sure they are in big enough games where a missed field goal matters9) Jason Hanson is retiring, and the team wasn't comfortable with any of those young whipper snappers 8) Akers made 29 of 44 last year, so he clearly got all of his misses out of his system7) Will truly confuse all of the Thanksgiving only pro football viewers who have...

Detroit Lions sign Kickalicious You Tube sensation

NFL teams are always looking for innovative ways to add talent to their roster. It appears that the Detroit Lions spend some time on You Tube. In their quest to replace veteran kicker Jason Hanson, the Lions have already signed free agent David Akers but have also added You Tube sensation Harvard Rugland from Norway. Rugland is a trick-shot kicker that really makes some amazing kicks...

Lions sign Norwegian kicking prospect Rugland

The Detroit Lions have signed kicker Havard (HO-var) Rugland. Terms of the deals weren't disclosed by the team Thursday. Detroit's deal with Rugland seems to give newly acquired kicker David Akers some competition or at least provides some depth at the position for practice. The Lions recently signed Akers soon after Jason Hanson retired and now also has a Norwegian Internet...

Detroit Lions Sign YouTube Sensation Kikalicious

I’m all about trying to make it on YouTube, in fact my very first foray into the fantasy football advice field was on YouTube a few years back. After having kids though, making videos became a chore so I switched over to the written word. While I thought my advice was gold, I was often happy to get just a couple hundred views. The guy I’m going to talk about became a YouTube...

The Detroit Lions have signed a kicker that calls himself Kickalicious™

Pictured above is Havard Rugland, or as he likes to call himself, Kickalicious™. Rugland has uploaded multiple videos to Youtube where he kicks a football in unusual ways, in usual settings, for unusual results.The videos have apparently caught the eye of multiple NFL teams and Rugland has even been invited to work out for a few of them. And apparently, the Detroit Lions liked...

Kickalicious signs with Lions

Remember this YouTube video from last year?  Not long after signing beleaguered kicker from "The League", David Akers, the Lions went out and signed a YouTube sensation. Last time Jim Schwartz got hard watching a player's YouTube highlights, that player didn't really pan out (due to injury). I guess we'll have to wait and see how this compelling...

Lions Sign YouTube Sensation “Kickalicious” (Video)

I’m not sure how having the moniker “Kickalicious” is going to go over in an NFL locker room, but if he can make 50-yarders with regularity, I’m guessing they’ll be willing to overlook it. According to USA Today Sports, the Detroit Lions have signed 28-year-old Norwegian Havard Rugland, to compete with veteran David Akers to be the team’s new kicker. Rugland, is renowned...

Detroit Lions Sign 'Kickalicious'

What do you do when you are looking for a kicker for the first time in more than two decades? How do you replace one of the best kickers to ever play the game? Easy. You sign an international YouTube sensation with what appears to be a bionic foot and crazy control! I'm talking about Havard 'Kikalicious' Rugland, a guy from Norway with an insane ability to kick the...
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