Notre Dame’s ‘Rudy’ Runs BYU Flag Onto Field Before Cougars’ Game Against Arizona

Sep 4, 2021, 9:12 PM | Updated: 10:29 pm
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada – BYU football honored Rudy Ruettiger as a flag bearer during the Cougars’ pregame against the Arizona Wildcats.

The Cougars and Wildcats played at Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Las Vegas Raiders, on Saturday, September 4.

Ruettiger helped lead the BYU football team onto the field as one of the program’s flag bearers.

The team’s other flag bearers included former BYU tight ends Matt Bushman and Tevita Ofahengaue, as well as BYU alum and Built Bar CEO Nick Greer.

The 73-year-old resident of Las Vegas is famous for his story that was featured in the hit movie, “Rudy.”

Ruettiger’s life and career as a football player for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were the inspiration for “Rudy.”

In 2017, Ruettiger was baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-day Saints, which owns Brigham Young University.

BYU’s game against Arizona is broadcast on ESPN and KSL NewsRadio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

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