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Rudy Award

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-02-26

Duration: 00:01:19

Subjects: Leindecker, Calob | Football players | Sports


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Leindecker, Calob Speaker
  • Ruettiger, Daniel "Rudy" Interviewee


This segment from the February 26, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford reporting on Calob Leindecker, a football player at the Parkview Baptist School in Baton Rouge, winning the Rudy Award for high school athletes. Despite losing his leg in a car accident, Leindecker returned to the football team and held the ball for an extra point. This story includes highlights from Leindecker’s speech and an interview with the award’s namesake, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger.