DETROIT (WKZO) – Newly signed Detroit Lions kicker David Akers will have some competition for the starting job with the announcement that the team has signed Norwegian YouTube sensation Harvard “Kickalicious” Rugland to a contract Thursday. Watch the “Kickalicious” highlight reel here.
The terms of Rugland’s contract are unknown. Akers signed with the team last week for a guaranteed $100,000 comprised of a $65,000 signing bonus and $35,000 base salary guarantee. The Lions are filling a vacancy left by Jason Hanson’s retirement on April 4th after 21 seasons in Detroit.
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Lions normally bring in two kickers to compete during training camp.