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>
Sometimes a winner is a dreamer who just won't quit.
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Did You Know?
Dan Devine was upset about the scene in which several players laid down their jerseys on his desk as a form of protest for not letting Rudy suit up for the upcoming Georgia Tech game. According to Devine, that incident never took place and if it had, the players involved would have been booted off the team. See more
Rudy's 22nd birthday, August 23, 1970, was on a Sunday, not Friday. See more
No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around.
Hike Notre Dame!
Written by Vincent Fagan and Joseph J. Casasanta
Performed by University of Notre Dame Glee Club See more