Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Source: Jets audition trick-shot kicker
By Rich Cimini
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Last spring, the Jets signed an Australian rugby player, Hayden Smith, to become a tight end, even though he had no football experience.
How about a former Norwegian soccer player known as a kicking trick-shot artist?
Hey, why not? These are the Jets, after all. Anything goes.
On Tuesday, they worked out Harvard Rugland, 28, according to a league source.
In September, Rugland became an Internet sensation when he posted a trick-shot video that shows him kicking a football in just about every imaginable place -- the beach, the Norwegian countryside, a lake, a basketball court, his backyard, you name it. The left-footed Rugland also is seen bombing 60-yard field goals on a football field.
You should check it out. The video is called "Kickalicious."
Too bad the Jets already have a solid kicker, Nick Folk. Maybe GM Mike Tannenbaum should check YouTube for a quarterback.