Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other players. But he had the drive and the spirit of 5 people and has set his sights upon joining the team. Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
When people say dreams don't come true, tell them about Rudy
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Names shown on the dress list are real players names from the 1974 team. The list includes some typographical errors. See more
The Notre Dame players never staged a protest on Rudy's behalf. See more
Coach I just wanted to thank you for letting be a part of this football program this year.
Rudy, I never I thought I'd be saying this but it's been an honor.
But I've come to realize that God made some people out to be football players and that I'm not one of them.
I wish God would put your heart in some of my players bodies.
Yea, I have this wish to let my father watch one of his sons play football for the Irish and I was wondering if I could possibly dress for one game next season?
Rakes of Mallow
Performed by University of Notre Dame Marching Band See more