Sports Heroes Who Served: Navy Enlistment Helped Spark Football Legend's Career

Sports Heroes Who Served: Navy Enlistment Helped Spark Football Legend's Career
Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military.

Daniel Eugene "Rudy" Ruettiger became a famous college football athlete, but he got his big start by joining the Navy in 1968 and serving two years at sea as a yeoman.

Using his Vietnam GI Bill benefits, he enrolled in Indiana's Holy Cross College in 1972 and then at the University of Notre Dame in 1974, playing in the Orange Bowl in 1975 and the Gator Bowl in 1976 — the year he graduated.
 

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