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Posted: February 01, 2017

'Rudy' fans: Notre Dame jersey, helmet sold at NFL auction

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By Joy Johnston

Cox Media Group National Content Desk


College football fans were not left out of the excitement during Super Bowl weekend in Houston.

Rudy Ruettiger, whose rise from a struggling student with dyslexia to a member of the Notre Dame football team and was immortalized in the hit 1993 film, "Rudy," parted with memorabilia for an NFL auction that benefited charities.

Ruettiger's Notre Dame gear was auctioned off Saturday for $241,500, according to The Associated Press

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Ruettiger auctioned off the helmet and jersey he wore on Nov. 8, 1975, during the one game he played in for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. 

After football, Ruettiger has gone on to have a successful career as a motivational speaker.

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