"Rudy":Fighting against adversity
By: Jihad C
Rudy was not only small but he also had a lot of guts. Everyday people would tell him that he wasn't big enough, or strong enough. But that didn't stop him from living his dream as far as getting to play football for the Irish. When he go excepted to Notre Dame, he did the following: got there and started looking for some work so he can try out for the football team. Next he started studying, and preparing for what was about to come. Soon he tried out and luckily made the team. For the first season he wasn't able to dress for a game, but after that he was. When he found out that he was going to be able to play, he let all of his family members know, and they too were very excited. When the game was about to start Rudy's team told him to lead them into the field. Once they were out onto the field they then started the game. For most of the whole game Rudy was still stuck on the sideline just watching. Soon when there were 30 or so seconds left or so, the whole entire crowd including the team started shouting out RUDY so he could finally play in the game. So then finally when there were about 7 seconds left in the game, he finally went in the game! Then finally the quarterback hiked the ball and Rudy ran towards the quarterback and sacked him. Therefor the Notre Dame Irish won the game, and he got carried off of the field
Comparing and contrasting
Rudy is different from his dad because he not only is one of the youngest but he is also one of the few kids that they thought wasn't the toughest. He wanted to live his life playing football for the Irish, and he finally was soon able to do that. Yes he and his dad both faced a sad time in their lives due to Rudy's best friend dying from a fire. His dad on the other hand doubted all of Rudy's ability to do anything, and he just thought that he wasn't good enough. Luckily he finally realized that all of that stuff that he was thinking about turned out to be a lie.