When Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Played For The Miami Hurricanes In College Football
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson had a 'shining moment' during his time for the Miami Hurricanes with a sack on Charlie Ward.
The 47-year-old shot to superstar status with the WWE during the 1990s and early 2000s before he became a mega-Hollywood star.
But Johnson tried to break into American football during his earlier days and played for the University of Miami's team.
ACC Digital Network uploaded a clip of the former WWE superstar playing for Miami Hurricanes, which was crowned national champs in 1991.
And fans have shared their thoughts on the video, with one hilariously suggesting that it was the moment the Rock Bottom was born.
YouTube commenter 2001CanesGOAT posted: "Thank You, Dwayne! You're a class act and by far the most positive example of UM Athletics. Thank you for being a part of Miami Hurricanes Football."
While another fan said: "The first ever Rock Bottom on the People's Grass, if you smell what the Rock is cookin jabroni."
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And a third fan wrote: "He smelt what The Rock was cookin'."
User KineticGTR added: "You gotta wonder if DJ sacking dudes in football inspired moves like the 'Rock Bottom' lol."
Johnson later dismissed that injuries didn't stop his football career from moving forward, but he said that he didn't regret missing out on being in the NFL.
He told ESPN: "Yeah, the thing was, I had the greatest D-lineman in the history of the game playing in front of me. No 99, No 1 in your heart.
"I gotta tell you this: people are always asking me if I regret not making it to the NFL because of my injuries at Miami.
"Let me be clear: it had nothing to do with my injuries. I didn't make it to the NFL because of one man. That's Warren Sapp. Hands down.
"There's a reason why I'm here right now, and it's because of the grace of God, because you're the best at what you do.
"And because you came in and said, 'You go sit on the sidelines real quick, and I'm going out there to kick some a*s.'"
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/ACC Digital Network
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