Although we’re tempted to offer an analysis of Norwegian football player Havard Rugland’s kicking technique and style, it’s probably best if you see it for yourself:
Rugland posted the video to YouTube in September and it was met with moderate success. However, it wasn’t until major U.S. sports networks started promoting the video that it went viral:
Dear NFL Teams: If you need a kicker, you might want to take a look at this guy -> bit.ly/STf3dN
— ESPN (@espn) October 11, 2012
Unsurprisingly, the video has caught the attention of some in the National Football League, namely the New York Jets. The team recently hosted Rugland and his kicking coach, Michael Husted, for a tryout.
“Havard’s workout with the Jets when very well,” says Husted. “They definitely see his potential. They understand that he has never played the game, but his leg strength impressed them. They would like him to continue to train and then they will bring him back in for another workout at the end of February.”
“It has been very exciting to be part of something that has gone viral,” he adds. “It has been amazing that in just a couple of days, the number of views for Havard’s kicking video has doubled. His talent and creativity in the video that got him noticed by NFL teams, and the subsequent workout with the Jets, has caught the attention of the media worldwide and more NFL teams.”
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