Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, Yes I Can!
September 5, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
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, his life story was immortalized with the blockbuster film, RUDY. The critically acclaimed movie is commonly known as one of the all-time great sport films.
Rudy's captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" is not something you will soon forget.