Havard "Kickalicious' Rugland is from Norway and had never played a football game in his entire life. That changed when he made two field goals for the Detroit Lions against the NY Jets on August 10th. How did he end up in a Lions uniform? By making this video and it being seen by the right people.
While he still has to beat out David Akers for the starting kicker position for the Lions I would expect that we'll be seeing him around or at least hearing his name for a little while longer.