I assume that everyone has seen the above video that went viral earlier this year, but if you haven't, I strongly recommend you watch it. From USA Today:
Rugland, who had no football experience before his video caught the eye of a New York Jets personnel man last year, showed marked improvement during his time in Detroit.
He made all three of his field goal attempts in the preseason, from 49, 50 and 33 yards, handled kickoffs in the second half of most games and was popular in the locker room.
But the Lions always intended to use six-time Pro Bowl pick David Akers, if healthy, as their replacement for Jason Hanson, who retired this spring. . . .