Notre Dame football: On this day in 1975, ‘Rudy’ got his sack against Georgia Tech

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If you’re a fan of the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things,” then you’ve seen plenty of Sean Astin on your television screen lately. That might remind you of the 1993 sports flick “Rudy,” where Astin played Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger. Rudy was a walk-on for the Fighting Irish in the 1970s, and his story is well-known because of the movie.

The story’s feel-good ending is when Rudy notches a sack in a game against Georgia Tech, the only game he enters. In real life, that happened on Nov. 8, 1975 — 42 years ago Wednesday. Here’s the video:

Rudy appears to line up offsides in the movie. Doesn’t look like he did here. Happy anniversary to this play.

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