Son of rock star royalty Jon Bon Jovi joins Notre Dame football team

Move over Rudy!

Notre Dame football fans have a new underdog to cheer – and this one comes with some famous connections, by way of New Jersey.

None other than Jon Bon Jovi’s son, Jesse Bongiovi, has reportedly walked on to the team as a cornerback.

The Asbury Park Press reports the freshman is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 183 pounds, and was a standout at Poly Prep High School in Brooklyn.

“Jesse has earned his spot on the (roster),” Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly told “He’s a tough kid.

“The kids really like him. They respect him. They don’t look at him as a rock star’s son. They look at him as a kid that loves Notre Dame and wants to play football and help this team.”