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Seahawks sign long snapper Jorgen Hus

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Havard Rugland, the Norwegian kicker known as Kickalicious, was able to get NFL teams interested in him thanks to a YouTube video of trick shots.

Long snapper Jorgen Hus is following in those footsteps with a video showing off his snapping acumen garnering views online. Hus spent last summer in camp with the Rams and now the Regina, Saskatchewan Leader-Post reports that the Seahawks have signed him to compete with Clint Gresham for the job in Seattle.

Hus credited fellow Regina product and Seahawks punter Jon Ryan with helping him land a job with the Super Bowl champs. They met at an offseason football camp and Ryan put in a good word for Hus with the team.

“Jon is one of those rare people you can’t say enough good things about,” Hus said. “He’s always been rooting for me, always saying good things to the right people for me.”

Gresham has held the job in Seattle for the last four seasons and is signed for the coming season for a salary of $750,000 so Hus will have to prove he’s as good at routine snaps as he is at trick ones to unseat the incumbent.

[Photo credit: StLouisRams.com]

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16 Responses to “Seahawks sign long snapper Jorgen Hus”
  1. 13x Offseason World Champions says: Apr 3, 2014 2:21 PM

    His head looks WAY too small for his body…

  2. thepftpoet says: Apr 3, 2014 2:24 PM

    He reportedly got signed after he was positive for adderol and HGH, a perfect Seahawks fit.

  3. Carl Brutananadilewski says: Apr 3, 2014 2:24 PM

    What is the deal with that picture, all I can picture is the end of Beetlejuice when the witch doctor shrinks his head

  4. joeytorontosucks says: Apr 3, 2014 2:31 PM

    He’s going to be a real difference maker. Hawks won’t make the postseason without this signing…

  5. louiedogg16 says: Apr 3, 2014 2:40 PM

    Guess I’ll have to trade in my Gresham jersey

  6. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Apr 3, 2014 2:45 PM

    I’m pretty sure that whenever a team signs a longsnapper somebody on PFT has to shout “Dynasty!”

  7. blizzard01 says: Apr 3, 2014 2:49 PM

    Can’t Richard Sherman do that?

  8. theclink12 says: Apr 3, 2014 2:53 PM

    Nobody seems to think a long snapper is very important…..until the one time when he snaps the ball two feet over the punters head.

  9. thevikesarebest says: Apr 3, 2014 2:54 PM

    The shehawks still scrapping the bottom of the barrel.the road back to mediocre begins.#0SBswithoutpeds#laughablefranchise.

  10. robseahawksfan says: Apr 3, 2014 2:57 PM

    Snapalicious!

  11. seaeagle707 says: Apr 3, 2014 3:20 PM

    I haven’t seen any problems with Gresham’s work, and wonder just how much better a very good player is supposed to be? Always compete is Pete’s mantra I know, but “long snapper”? I hope the Gatorade boy realizes that his job may be in jeopardy, if he doesn’t “up his game”.

  12. chawk12thman says: Apr 3, 2014 3:21 PM

    Trusting that they saw more than these video snippets before signing him. In any case, keeping the entire roster sharp with competition is a good thing……

    Go Hawks!

  13. flik44 says: Apr 3, 2014 3:22 PM

    Hugh Jorgen….

  14. orcahawk says: Apr 3, 2014 3:35 PM

    Snapping the ball is an automatic no-brainer move that has no effect on the game.

    Just ask Peyton…

  15. GodwearsRedandGold53 says: Apr 3, 2014 3:39 PM

    The long snapper has more talent than that midget playing quarterback. What a pathetic cheating franchise from top to bottom. Bow down to the real Superbowl Champions.

    PEDS…Cheating referees…fans throwing beer bottles and trash on the greatest player to ever grace their sorry excuse for a speaker-noise enhanced stadium.

    #Ninerswillpunishyouforyourcheating

  16. schmitty2 says: Apr 3, 2014 4:24 PM

    I haven’t seen a head that small on a body that big since K shot Gleebs the store owner in “Men in Black”

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