The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed K Havard Rugland. Additional contract terms were not disclosed.
And somewhere there is a fan weeping in a Hanson jersey.
A native of Aalgaard, Norway, Rugland played amateur soccer in Norway before taking an interest in American professional football in 2011. Rugland has been training with former NFL kicker Michael Husted in San Diego since November 2012 and has followed the career former NFL kicker and native Norwegian Jan Stenerud, one of only three kickers currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.