Sports Agent Jill McBride Baxter Signs Norwegian Internet Kicking Sensation Havard Rugland to a Representation Agreement

Sports Agent Jill McBride Baxter has signed Norwegian Internet Kicking Sensation Havard Rugland to a Representation Agreement according to Jill McBride Baxter.

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Havard Rugland Training With Kicking Coach Michael Husted

I signed Havard because I believe he has an unbelievable leg and great ball control. Plus, I really liked him when I met with him. He is a very calm and mature guy. Jill McBride Baxter.

Rolling Hills Estates, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2012

Sports Agent Jill McBride Baxter has signed Norwegian Internet Kicking Sensation Havard Rugland to a Representation Agreement and will work to get Rugland an opportunity to play in the NFL.

McBride Baxter, who represents NFL players such as Jets punter Robert Malone and Dolphins wide receiver Marlon Moore, says she is happy to have the opportunity to represent Rugland and thinks he has great potential to be an NFL kicker.

“I signed Havard because I believe he has an unbelievable leg and great ball control,” says McBride Baxter. “Plus, I really liked him when I met with him. He is a very calm and mature guy.”

Rugland, a Norwegian kicker has become a YouTube kicking sensation with his kicking video being viewed over 600,000 times in the last three months.

Go here for Havard Rugland's YouTube kicking video.

Rugland played amateur soccer most of his life in his home country of Norway and says he never dreamed that one day he would be training with one of the top kicking coaches in the U.S., have a sports agent and be thinking about playing in the NFL.

“I've lived all my life in Ålgårdof, a little town outside of Stavanger, Norway,” says Rugland. “I’ve played amateur soccer most of my life, but before this trip I never had a coach, or real training regarding kicking. So I was not sure what my level was like, compared to other kickers.”

Rugland came to American to work with kicking coach Michael Husted. That is how McBride Baxter met Rugland; and then signed him.

“Michael told me to take a look Havard’s video on YouTube,” says McBride Baxter. “Once I saw it, I immediately called Michael and told him I wanted to come to San Diego to meet Havard.”

“We all met for lunch and talked about Havard progress as a kicker while working with Michael,” McBride Baxter says, “Havard’s personality is very mature and calm, and that is a great characteristic for a kicker. He has an unbelievable leg and great ball control and is built like Sebastian Janikowski. Is he Janikowski without the experience? Both Michael and I think so.”

Husted who kicked in the NFL for 9 years, has been coaching kickers ever since he retired in 2002. This means he has experience as both a coach, and an NFL player; something which is unique in the world of kicking coaches.

“Michael Husted has done a phenomenal job working with Havard on kicking field goals, kickoffs and preparing him to try out for the NFL,” says McBride Baxter. “Without Michael excellent teaching, coaching, and sincere interest in Havard as a person, Havard’s transition to the NFL, should he get the opportunity, would be impossible.”

“I signed him after that meeting,” says McBride. “I owe my meeting with Havard to Michael Husted, a person I respect both as a person and as a coach.”

Husted returns the complement to McBride Baxter. He says Havard is in ‘good hands’ having her as his Agent.

"I've known Jill for several years now and I knew that she was the best person to guide us through this process,” says Husted. “She is very bright, has many connections and has that motherly touch. That is something that is never seen in this industry."

Husted says he has enjoyed training Rugland. He says Rugland has a great deal of talent and certainly the potential to play in the NFL.

“Havard has incredible talent as a kicker,” says Husted. “He has cannon for a leg. As he continues to refine his technique, he could be one of the strongest kickers in the NFL.”

“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.”

Since coming to America to work with kicking coach Michael Husted, the views of Rugland’s video has increased from about 5,000 per day to about 25,000 per day.

There is no question Havard Rugland is an Internet kicking sensation. But now the question is, will that translate into getting the opportunity to be an NFL kicking sensation as well.

Go here for Havard Rugland's YouTube kicking video.

Go here for more information about Sports Agent Jill McBride Baxter.