KFC is kicking off the 2019 football season by revealing its latest celebrity Colonel: Sean Astin. Famously known for playing Rudy in the original 1993 sports film, Austin will reprise his role to become “Colonel Rudy.”
Colonel Rudy will make his national game-time debut in KFC’s most unexpected TV commercials yet, dubbed “Rudy II”, just in time to kick off Thursday Night Football on September 5, 2019.
Additionally, Colonel Rudy will also introduce KFC’s latest limited-time deal. Starting Monday, September 9, fans can get a free chocolate cake drizzled with vanilla icing with the purchase of a 10-piece meal at participating locations nationwide.
As per Wikipedia:
Rudy is a 1993 American biographical sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of Notre Dame despite significant obstacles.
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