Notre Dame’s Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger’s jersey, helmet to be auctioned


You can own a couple pieces of Notre Dame history if you have six-figures lying around.

Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger became famous for his one substitute appearance against Georgia Tech on Nov. 8, 1975. On Feb. 4, 2017, the jersey and helmet he wore for that game will be auctioned at the ninth-annual Super Bowl Live Auction at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, according to the South Bend Tribune.

This is the first time both the jersey and helmet have been made available publicly. They’re each expected to get six-figure bids, according to a press release.

“Over 40 years ago, in 1975, I could never have imagined what that moment on that field in South Bend would mean to my life nor the lives of so many that I have been so fortunate to meet,” Ruettiger said in a release. “The feeling I had that day on the field as well as the experiences and blessings it has brought to me and my family simply cannot be qualified.

Ruettiger’s underdog story became famous in the 1993 film “Rudy.” The walk-on sacked the Georgia Tech quarterback in the final play of the game in the only game he ever played in, and he was carried off the field by his teammates.

If you’re interested in owning Rudy’s jersey and helmet, the auction starts at noon on Feb. 4. Bids can be made in person, via phone or online during the auction.


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