Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger whose life was chronicled in the movie “Rudy” speaks to students Thursday Sept. 6, 2018,at Ector College Prep Success Academy. Ruettiger became famous for being on the field as part of the Notre Dame University football team for 27 seconds and being the subject of the movie “Rudy” starring Sean Astin. Ruettiger is the founder of the Rudy Foundation, an organization with the goal of assisting children of all ages to maximum their full potential. The Rudy Foundation develops and supports programs that cognitively, emotionally, physically and spiritually impacts the lives of children. The rally also served as the ribbon cutting and renaming ceremony for the school as the Ector College Prep Success Academy, an in-district charter school partnership between ECISD and the nonprofit organization Ector Success Academy Network. While still part of ECISD, the school is now operated independently by ESCAN and has its own board of directors, a news release said.