Well, this has to be a first, Youtube as sports agent? Harvard Rugland, aka ‘Kickalicious’ on Youtube, has signed with the Detroit Lions. Apparently, Rugland had been working out with the team for the past month, so the announcement isn’t totally unexpected–but still, interesting development for the power of social media to expose unknown sports talent. And in Kickalicious’ situation the success seems well earned–with over 3 million views, Rugland’s videos showcased his ability to kick to a moving rowboat and longer kicks in the 60 yard range.
For the record–I kick trash into the bin exactly like this every day, so I’m just saying, watch your back ‘Kickalicious.’