- Overcome obstacles, set goals, stay on track to reach your Dreams and build the qualities of Character, Courage, Contribution, and Commitment into their lives every day.
- Character, Courage, Contribution, and Commitment
- Rudy Ruettiger of the hit movie RUDY
- As fans cheered RU-DY, RU-DY, he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career
- Overcoming obstacles and staying on track to reach your dreams
- Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success.
Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger in 27 seconds carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
The son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. Rudy achieved his first dream–to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish.
As fans cheered RU-DY, RU-DY, he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. He is the only player in the school’s history to be carried off the field on his teammates’ shoulders.
Immortalized his life story with the blockbuster film, RUDY. The award-winning team who brought us HOOSIERS, the critically acclaimed RUDY received “Two Thumbs Up” and continues to inspire millions worldwide.
Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating.
His captivating personality and powerful message of “YES I CAN” stays with his audiences forever. Rudy’s opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant RU-DY, RU-DY!
A few of Rudy’s media appearances include: People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, US Magazine, Readers Digest, Inside Sports, The 700 Club, NFL Films, CBS Good Morning, ABC Good Morning America, NBC Talk Live, Regis and Kathy Lee, Montel Williams Show, Entertainment Tonight.
The Rudy develops and supports programs that positively impact the lives of children cognitively, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
The Rudy Award Program was created by the Rudy Ruettiger Foundation to recognize children who make an outstanding, exceptional effort to do their personal best every day, overcome obstacles, set goals, stay on track to reach their Dreams and build the qualities of Character, Courage, Contribution, and Commitment into their lives every day. Proclamations for his inspiration, commitment, and human spirit,
Distinguished American Award
Recognition at the White House, An Official Rudy Award Day
Yes I can: Rudy’s message of overcoming obstacles and staying on track to reach your dreams will inspire your audience and bring them to their feet! Rudy’s presentation includes a video production that touches the spirit and impacts the audience with an overwhelming “Yes I can” attitude.
It Starts With a Dream: This program gives you the opportunity to create a momentum within your company and a chance to get all of your executives “on the same page” by receiving the same powerful, upbeat message from top motivational speaker, Rudy Ruettiger of the hit movie RUDY.
Rudy’s message will re-ignite the fire for the Dream in your group, inspire your people to develop goals within the company and work together as a team, show them how to get through the struggle together, become encouragers, create momentum, keep their attitude high, and show them how to claim their victory as a company.
Books by Daniel Rudy Ruettiger