Walk-ons are the Underdog in Every Industry or Sport
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What is the Walk-on Association?

The Walk-on Association is a fraternity which gives walk-ons and underdogs in sports and in life the opportunity to network, develop relationships, grow their future businesses, job opportunities, cohesiveness, giving back to help the next generation, and mentoring among many other benefits. The association was founded by walk-ons Rudy Ruettiger and Richie Contartesi who wanted to give future generations what they wish they would have had.

Richie Contartesi is a Youth Motivational Speaker and the author of “In Spite of the Odds”, an inspirational story about an ordinary teen athlete who started as a walk-on and eventually earned a full Division I college football scholarship to the University of Mississippi “Ole Miss”.

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Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, in twenty-seven seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Rudy is now one of the most sought after motivational speaker.

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Joining today will get a free copy of
“In Spite of the Odds” and “Rudy’s book”


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Join for FREE and begin your journey in our community.


Chat with other like minded underdogs and reap the benefits of networking and learning so you can be your best.


Networking is the most powerful way to make connections so you can improve other peoples lives and your own.


No matter who you are, you need a mentor if you want to achieve goals and dreams you never thought you could.


Wether you are playing a sport or trying to make it in the business world staying in shape is critical. Fitness plans for all.


Eating healthy is critical for a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Get meal ideas to fuel your dreams. Nutrition plans for all.

Job Opportunities

There are always amazing job opportunities. Network with hard working individuals who have or need jobs.


Sticking together so we can all tackle our obstacles is critical. Imagine a room with all hard working underdogs.

Free Book

We want to thank everyone for working together to make the world a better place so we are offering free books.

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