Rudy Ruettiger is a motivational speaker and author who rose from humble beginnings as the son of an oil refinery worker to achieve his dream of playing football for Notre Dame. His story was immortalized in the hit movie "Rudy," which continues to inspire millions around the world. With over 25 years of experience, Rudy has spoken to corporations, universities, sports teams, and special events, sharing his message of perseverance and determination.
Why you should book Rudy Ruettiger for your next event
- Inspirational story: Rudy’s life story is a true underdog tale of perseverance, determination, and hard work. He has overcome numerous obstacles and criticisms to achieve his dream of playing football at Notre Dame, and his journey serves as a powerful source of inspiration for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
- Engaging speaker: As a seasoned motivational speaker with over 25 years of experience, Rudy knows how to captivate an audience and keep them engaged. He is a skilled storyteller who delivers his message with passion and enthusiasm, leaving his listeners feeling energized and inspired.
- Diverse audience appeal: Rudy’s message of perseverance and determination resonates with a wide range of audiences, from corporate executives and university students to sports teams and special events. Whether you’re looking to inspire your employees, motivate your team, or simply entertain and inspire your guests, Rudy’s message is sure to make an impact.
As the son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of succes. It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Rudy achieved his first dream – to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish.
In 1993, Tristar Productions immortalized Rudy´s life story with the blockbuster film, RUDY: Written and directed by Angelo Pizzo and David Anspaugh, the award winning team who brought us HOOSIERS, the critically acclaimed RUDY received “Two Thumbs up” from SIskel and Ebert, is considered one of the “most inspirational movies of all time” by Fandango, IMDB, Ranker and countless other websites. USA TODAY ranked RUDY as the #1 “Best football movies of all time”. The film continues to inspire millions worldwide.
Today Rudy Ruettiger is an Emmy award winning motivational keynote speaker, author, and producer with over 25 years of experience speaking to corporations, universities, sport teams, and special events.
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