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Former Notre Dame Walk-On Daniel "Rudy" Reuttiger Has Converted To Mormonism

Rudy Ruettiger has converted to become a Mormon.

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The real-life Rudy has walked on to a new religion.

Famous former Notre Dame walk-on Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger was baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints this weekend. Yes, Rudy became a Mormon.

So, how did a kid from a pretty devout Catholic family who went to Catholic high school and Notre Dame end up becoming a Mormon? Well, it started when he was invited to a "fireside" by former BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall a couple of years ago.

Here's a Facebook post which explains Rudy's journey.

This article from The Daily Progress explains Mendenhall's pre-game "fireside" tradition more in-depth. Mendenhall is now the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers.

Best of luck to Rudy as he pursues his new religious path.

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