Rudy Ruettiger
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    Looking for an inspirational message to motivate your sales force or boost morale in your project team? How about some real inspiration from the man who is the epitome of "Yes I Can" - former Notre Dame footbal player and "never quit" icon - Rudy Reuttiger!

    Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel "RUDY" Ruettiger in twenty seven seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

    In 1993, TRISTAR Productions immortalized his life story with the blockbuster film, RUDY. Written and produced 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 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. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph... His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy shares the speaking platform with great leaders and speakers including President George Bush, First Lady Barbara Bush, Peter Lowe, Joe Montana, General Colin Powell, Christopher Reeve, and Zig Ziglar. 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!

    In addition to his motivational speaking, Rudy is noted in Who's Who and has received various honorary degrees in recognition of his accomplishments and commitment to changing lives. He has co-authored several books including RUDY'S RULES, RUDY'S LESSONS FOR YOUNG CHAMPIONS, AND RUDY & FRIENDS, and has produced the DREAM POWER tape series. He has recently established the RUDY FOUNDATION, whose mission is to benefit children's advocacy programs. Because of his incredible story, sports programs, corporations, and organizations worldwide now honor their most inspirational athlete, employee, or representative with the RUDY AWARD. The College Football Chronicle presents the annual football RUDY AWARD to the most deserving athlete on their "Unsung Hero All-America Team". 

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