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Rudy Ruettiger            

Motivational Speaker, Author & Inspiration for the Award-Winning Film "Rudy"

Rudy Ruettiger is an Emmy Award-winning motivational speaker, author and producer. His early life and career were the inspiration for the 1993 film "Rudy."

Ruettiger carved his name into history books as a member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team when he sacked the opposing team's quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the contest -- his only play in the only game of his college football career. His life story was immortalized in the critically acclaimed film, "Rudy," one of the most beloved and best-known sports movies of all time.

Ruettiger's message of overcoming obstacles and persevering through adversity continues in his work as speaker, published author, and co-founder of the Rudy Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen communities by offering scholarships in education, sports and the performing arts.

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Title - DREAM BIG!

Rudy tells his story and explores the idea of having a dream - building that dream - remaining steady on the course - overcoming obstacles and staying inspired along the way.

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