Fortune: "Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey what you doing here don't you have practice?" Rudy: "Not anymore I quit." Fortune: "Oh, well since when are you the quitting kind?" Rudy: "I don't know I just don't see the point anymore." Fortune: "So you didn't make the dress list, there are greater tragedies in the world." Rudy: "I wanted to run out of that Tunnel for my dad to prove to everyone that I worked..." Fortune: "PROVE WHAT?" Rudy: "That I was somebody." Fortune: "Oh you are so full of crap. Your five foot nothin', a hundred and nothin', and you got hardly a spec of athletic ability and you hung in with the best college football team in the land for two years, and you're also gonna to walk out of here with a degree from the University of Norte Dame in this life time you don't have to prove nothing to nobody except yourself and after what you gone through if you haven't done that by now, it ain't gonna never happen, now go on back." Rudy: "I'm sorry I never got you to see your first game in here." Fortune: "Hell I've seen to many games in this Stadium." Rudy: "I thought you said you never saw a game..." Fortune: "I've never seen a game from the stands." Rudy: "You were a player?" Fortune: "I rode the Bench for two years thought I wasn't being played because of my color I got filled up with a lot of attitude so I quit, still not a week goes by I don't regret it, and I guarantee a week won't go by in your life you won't regret walking out letting them get the best of you. Do you hear me clear enough?"

Fortune gives Rudy this speech so that he doesn't quit the football team and keeps trying hard.