Rudy Ruettiger’s Notre Dame helmet, jersey sell for $241,500

HOUSTON (AP) — The man best known for the movie “Rudy” has received quite a price for the helmet and jersey he wore in his one game for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Rudy Ruettiger auctioned off his Notre Dame gear Saturday for $241,500.

Ruettiger had teamed up with Hunt Auctions through the NFL Auction at the Super Bowl in Houston, joking that the move also got him a trip to the Super Bowl.

His father had been storing the helmet and jersey the former walk-on wore Nov. 8, 1975, in a case. Ruettiger took those items when his father died, and he decided it was time to part with them knowing they would mean something to somebody.

Some of the proceeds from the auction held Saturday go to NFL charities.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s