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I love that they call me Rudy... (33.56)

Taylor: Rudy, I've brought you in last because when I look at this on a purely results-based model, that's where you stand, last.

Peter: Last? Really? I'm really last.

Taylor: By the numbers, yes, dead last.

My… my name isn't Rudy. It's Peter.

Taylor: Oh. Do you prefer Peter?

No. And I love that they call me Rudy. You know why?

Taylor: No.

Taylor: It's because this place is like Notre Dame was for him. The real Rudy. I was a high-school fuck-up. But I impressed a teacher, got into Hofstra. I saw Axe speak there, and from that moment, this is all I dreamed about.

Being here at Axe Capital?


The next time Axe showed on campus, I asked him a smart question, one that I had thought about, planned out ahead of time, and he said to see him when I got out, he'd find a place for me. He did.

Daniel Eugene "Rudy" Ruettiger (born August 23, 1948) is a motivational speaker who played college football at the University of Notre Dame. His early life and career at Notre Dame were the inspiration for the 1993 film Rudy.

The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame ) is a private, non-profit Catholic research university in the community of Notre Dame, Indiana near the city of South Bend, in the United States. Notre Dame is consistently recognised as one of the top universities in the United States, in particular for its undergraduate education.

The university's athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division I and are known collectively as the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame is known for its football team, which contributed to its rise to prominence on the national stage in the early 20th century; the team an Independent with no conference affiliation, has accumulated eleven consensus national championships, seven Heisman Trophy winners, 62 members in the College Football Hall of Fame, and 13 members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.