On This Date 11/8/1975

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It is an inspirational moment that would one day become a Hollywood story, Daniel Ruettiger known affectionally as “Rudy” gets into a game and records a sack as the Irish beat Georgia Tech 24-3 in South Bend. Rudy worked had to get into Norte Dame, and spent two years on the scout team, where his spirit and effort endeared him to the entire football program. After the sack, Rudy Ruettiger was carried off on the shoulders of his teammates the first player to receive that honor at Notre Dame.