"Dream BIG!" Legendary college football player for the University of Notre Dame, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger was told he would never make it. He didn't take no for an answer, overcoming his dyslexia and defied the odds playing Division I college football and ultimately graduating. His early life and career at Notre Dame were the inspiration for the 1993 film Rudy. Mr. Ruettiger is an author, motivational speaker, host of his own podcast show, and works directly with his charity Rudy International whose mission is to strengthen communities by offering scholarships in education, sports, and the performing arts.