The University of Notre Dame loves to pump up its legends, especially when it comes to football. The charming little story of Rudy Ruettiger and his singular sack has been blown way out of proportion thanks to this film.
What Really Happened:
Coach Dan Devine actually decided to put Rudy in himself, because all seniors got to play in the final game
The crowd never chanted Rudy’s name
The film was only produced after Rudy himself spent 10 years trying to pitch it to a movie studio