“I had a tryout with the Detroit Lions this week and I’m happy with how it went. I think I was able to show them some of my potential. Havard Rugland.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2013
Norwegian kicker Havard Rugland had an excellent tryout with the Detroit Lions and then heads of to the Husted Kicking Pro Camp being held in Boca Raton, FL, from March 9-14, 2013, according to kicking coach Michael Husted.
“Havard’s tryout with the Detroit Lions was excellent,” says Husted, who has been coaching Havard for the last few months. “I’m really looking forward to seeing how he does at the Pro Camp.”
Go here for more on the Husted Kicking Pro Camp being held in Boca Raton, FL, March 9-14, 2013.
Rugland, whose YouTube kicking video has been viewed almost three million times in the last five months, agrees with Husted that his workout with the Lions went well.
“I had a tryout with the Detroit Lions this week and I’m happy with how it went,” says Rugland. “I think I was able to show them some of my potential.”
Rugland, who comes from a little town outside of Stavanger, Norway, played amateur soccer most of his life and until a few months ago when he started working with Husted, never had any real training how to kick a football.
“I feel very lucky, getting the opportunity to come to America and work with Michael Husted,” says Rugland. “To work with Michael Husted has been a great experience. We have worked a lot with my technique, getting it more related to American Football.”
“Havard has incredible talent as a kicker,” says Husted. “He has a canon for a leg. As he continues to refine his technique, he could be one of the strongest kickers in the NFL.”
Husted should know as he kicked successfully in the NFL for 9 years. Husted says Rugland reminds him of some of the best kickers in the game.
“He reminds me a lot of Janokowski in terms of stature and strength,” says Husted. “Since he is a little older, Havard is very mature, which I believe will help him manage all of the pressure that comes with being a NFL kicker.”
Rugland says with Husted’s coaching, what was once a dream, might now become a reality.
“If you had asked me a couple of months ago, playing in the NFL was just a vague dream,” says Rugland. “But after the recent development and progress, my goal is to play in the NFL.”
Rugland’s workout with the Lions comes shortly after a workout with the Jets. And now the next step towards his dream is working out in front of NFL coaches at the Husted Kicking Pro Camp.
“Next up for me will be the Husted Kicking Pro Camp in Florida,” says Rugland. “A number of NFL club representatives will be present, so this is a great opportunity for me to showcase my skills.”
Go here for more about the Husted Kicking Pro Camp.
Go here for more about kicking coach Michael Husted.