After high school Daniel Eugene Ruettiger "Rudy" joined the U.S. Navy serving as a yeoman on a communications command ship for several years. When he finished his time with the Navy he decided to enroll at the University of Notre Dame. Although being undersized Rudy always had a dream to play football. Rudy tried out to be a walk on at Notre Dame, and made the team as a scout team player. After several years of handwork Rudy would see the field in a game for the first time, during his last game at Notre Dame, and record a Sack.  This story inspired one of the best sports movies of all time "Rudy."  Contrary to the movie coach Devine came up with the idea for Rudy to dress, where as in the movie he was completely against it. Rudy's story has been an inspiration for many and proves that years of hard work will payoff.  The movie has become an all-time classic and is one movie that everyone must watch.

Rudy Ruettiger
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