Kyle Brindza has had a good ride to the NFL. He started out at Plymouth High School in Canton, Michigan (as did Michigan DE Brennan Beyer, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens as a UDFA) and ended up in Notre Dame, playing on the National Championship team that went undefeated.
Brindza (and Breyer) have played at Ford Field before, as in High School, the Plymouth Wildcats made it to the state semi-Finals, where they lost to Lake Orion. Brindza will kick on that field again this year, as he has officially signed with the Detroit Lions according to his Twitter account, where he mentioned that he is excited to be coming home again.
Im staying home. Finalized and am officially apart of @Lions— Kyle C. Brindza (@kylebrindza) May 2, 2015
While Brindza will have to earn his spot on the roster as the Lions already have kicker Matt Prater and punter Sam Martin under contract, he still has a chance to make the roster for the 2015 season, and should be the first priority for the Lions if either Prater or Martin get hurt, or underperform this season.
Brindza had a good career at Notre Dame, including tying the NCAA record for most field goals in a Bowl Game with 5 - Rutgers in 2013. See some of his other records broken and his athletic accomplishments since joining Notre Dame.
Joining the Detroit Lions must be special for Brindza, as all of his fans that have been following him since his high school days (including this writer) are all rooting for him to succeed at the NFL level along with Breyer.