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Rudy Ruettiger to Present at TU’s Good Morning World Breakfast

“Insights for Winning in Life”  —  Thursday – October 26

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY, Tiffin, OH—Tiffin University’s Good Morning World Breakfast lecture series will continue on Thursday, Oct. 26, when motivational speaker Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger will present excerpts from his book, “Insights for Winning in Life.”

The breakfast and lecture will take place in The Marion Center, located at the corner of Wall and Miami Streets on campus. A buffet breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., the lecture begins at 8 a.m. and will conclude by 9 a.m. The cost is $12 per person. To register, contact Patrice Poignon at 419.448.3282 or

Rudy: My Story
Mr. Ruettiger will present, “Rudy: My Story,” at Columbian High School on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. as part of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s new Foundation Speakers series. Rudy will discuss his journey from grade school to the making of his movie, “Rudy,” and copies of his book will be available for sale at the event. The library will present the movie, “Rudy,” on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Frost-Kalnow Room. For additional information, call: 419.447.3751or visit

About “Rudy”

Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Ind., Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, in 27 seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The son of an oil refinery worker and the third of 14 children, Ruettiger rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. Today, he is one of the most popular motivational speakers in the United States. It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Ruettiger achieved his first dream – to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish. As fans cheered “RU-DY, RU-DY,” he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. He is the only player in the school’s history to be carried off the field on his teammates’ shoulders. In 1993, TRISTAR Productions immortalized his life story with the blockbuster film, RUDY.

Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Ruettiger entertains corporate audiences with a unique, passionate and heartfelt style of communication. He co-founded the Rudy Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen communities by offering scholarships in education, sports and the performing arts.