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Video: Havard Rugland Earns New York Jets Tryout with Trick Shot Youtube Video

| by Alex Groberman

Viral videos are generally regarded as nothing more than a pointless way to pass the time.

The vast majority of trick shot clips are seen as sad attempts at gaining attention for largely meaningless athletic performances.

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A Norwegian kicker is looking to prove both of those cynical outlooks wrong.

After posting a video of himself doing a variety of trick kicks to Youtube, Havard Rugland became something of a viral sensation. Despite only being up for three months, as of this very moment, Rugland’s clip has been viewed 1.1 million times.

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More importantly, the footage somehow landed in the New York Jets’ office. The team was so impressed by what they saw that they extended a tryout invitation to the kicker.

The Jets have yet to announce whether or not they will sign Rugland. Either way, though, an NFL tryout based off a viral video is a pretty impressive achievement in itself.

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