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Norwegian kicker dreams of NFL after viral video

Updated: January 8, 2013, 4:18 PM ET
Associated Press

(Eds: Restores name of team in 14th paragraph. With AP Photos.)

By MATTIAS KAREN

AP Sports Writer

Aside from his ability to boot the ball through the uprights from almost kind of angle or distance, Havard Rugland is a complete stranger to the American version of football.

And yet the 28-year-old Norwegian, without having played a single game at any level of the sport, is suddenly pursuing a shot at making it to the NFL. And it's all because of a YouTube video.

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