Rudy Ruettiger
Rudy Ruettiger
  • Inspiration for Disney movie - "Rudy"
  • Legendary Notre Dame football star
  • Author, Philanthropist and Speaker


The epic story of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger will forever be known as one of the greatest moments in sports history. The on-field moment lasted for twenty-seven seconds, but his legacy is complete as one of the most famous graduates of the historic University of Notre Dame.

The son of an oil refinery worker and third of fourteen children, Rudy Ruettiger chose resiliency and strength over discouragement and despair. Armed with a fierce determination, Rudy was able to achieve a lifelong dream - to attend Notre Dame University and play football for the Fighting Irish. As fans cheered RU-DY, RU-DY, RU-DY, he sacked the quarterback in the twenty-seven seconds of the only play of his college football career! The stadium was electrified, and he was carried off the field on the shoulders of his teammates.

In 1993, TRISTAR Productions immortalized his life story with the blockbuster film, RUDY. Written and produced by Angelo Pizzo and David Anspaugh, the award-winning team who brought us HOOSIERS, the critically acclaimed RUDY received "Two Thumbs Up" from Siskel and Ebert...


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Rudy Ruettiger
Welth Management Conference
Rudy Ruettiger
Rudy International Promo Video
Rudy Ruettiger
Heart of the Game

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Corporate Program
Rudy will come to your organization and give his motivational presentation. Rudy’s message of overcoming...
University Program
Rudy will come to your college or university and give his motivational presentation to the students...
Education Program
Rudy will come to your school and do an assembly with a video presentation. After the assembly he...
Corporate Training Program
The Rudy Corporate Training Program was established for organizations who want a follow-up program...

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In spite of many obstacles, Rudy, has become a huge success. His personal motivation, perseverance and determination were major factors in his significant accomplishments. I witnessed his resolve firsthand as his college football coach.

Ara R. Parseghian, Coach

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