Throwback Thursday: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Gives the CFL a Shot

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 25, 2014

via @calstampeders
Calgary Stampeders @calstampeders

Dwayne Johnson was on Stamps practice roster in 1995. He later gained fame as a wrestler and actor @TheRock #TBT http://t.co/v704KgwrLq

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made a name for himself as a wrestler and as an actor, but back in 1995, he tried to catch on in the Canadian Football League.

Johnson was a defensive tackle for the University of Miami football team from 1991 to 1994. In the 1991 season, he won a ring with the Hurricanes.

The Rock didn't make it to the NFL, but he did get a chance to play with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders in 1995. His stint in the league didn't last long. He was cut after just two months with the team.

Football didn't work out for him, but The Rock was able to have quite a bit of success in some other careers.

[Calgary Stampeders, h/t SB Nation]


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