The story of the former Notre Dame defensive end, Rudy Ruettiger has become one of the most well-known underdog stories in sports. Ruettiger joined the Navy after graduating from High School and spent two years on a communications command ship before spending the next two years working at a power plant. Four years after graduating high school, Rudy went to Holy Cross College for two years as he attempted to get accepted to Notre Dame. After three unsuccessful attempts, Ruettiger was admitted to Notre Dame and he began to try to walk-on to the football team.
Rudy had to prove himself to just make the scout team at Notre Dame, but he did enough to make it. Ruettiger finally got the chance to play in his last game for the Fighting Irish. He only played three snaps, one being a kick-off but on the last play he sacked Georgia Tech’s quarterback and was carried off the field by his teammates.
This incredible story of perseverance was then made into a movie in the 1993 film, Rudy. We offer great memorabilia not only from the popular movie but also of Ruettiger’s actual football career at Notre Dame. These are great pieces of history that are extremely valuable to any collector, especially considering that the autographed memorabilia are certified authentic.
Collecting Rudy Ruettiger MemorabiliaRudy Ruettiger Autographed Photos: One of the most memorable images in sports is of Rudy Ruettiger being carried off the field by his teammates, and we offer a picture of that event signed by Rudy himself. Along with great photos of Ruettiger at Notre Dame, we offer some photos from the cult classic movie Rudy signed by him as well. Each of these autographed photos is certified authentic.