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From video to field, Norwegian seeking NFL job

Thursday - 3/7/2013, 10:12pm  ET

In this undated image from internet video, Havard Rugland, of Norway, kicks a ball in a series of trick shots in Norway. Rugland hasn't played a single game at any level of football. Still, he's pursuing a long-shot bid to make the NFL thanks to a YouTube video showing him kicking field goals from almost any angle or distance. (AP Photo/YouTube)

BERNIE WILSON
AP Sports Writer

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Just call him "Kickalicious."

That's what coaches with the Detroit Lions did after they couldn't pronounce Havard Rugland's name during a tryout earlier this week.

Rugland is the Norwegian Internet kicking sensation who hopes to parlay his incredible trick-shot video -- which he called "Kickalicious" -- into a dream job kicking for an NFL team.

Next up for Rugland is a trip to Michael Husted's pro kicking camp in Florida, where the goal is to be seen by more NFL teams.

Rugland feels his tryout in Detroit went well, despite tweaking the hamstring in his powerful left leg. He's refined his kicking motion while working with Husted in San Diego since having a tryout with the New York Jets in December.

"I think the thing they liked most was my leg strength," said Rugland, who is 6-foot-2
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