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Kickalicious is creating buzz at Lions camp

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Detroit Lions kicker Havard Rugland launches a shot during practice on Tuesday in Allen Park, Mich.

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Havard Rugland has not missed a kick in game-like conditions during Detroit Lions training camp, including a 58-yard field goal that got everyone’s attention that saw or heard it.
“That big boot? He’s legit,” teammate Nate Burleson said. “Kickalicious is for real. He isn’t just an Internet sensation.”
Even though the Norwegian made all 11 of his field goals in 11-on-11 situations in a three-day period, he still seems like a longshot to beat out David Akers.
“He’s done an impressive job, but I don’t want to get out ahead of ourselves ...


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