Before Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a popular actor/wrestler he tried to play professional football in the Canadian Football League.
Johnson, who was a star college football player at the University of Miami, played for the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders in 1995 but was cut after only two months.
Here’s The Rock reflecting about his time in the CFL which he calls a “blessing in disguise”
Via Global News
“Sometimes in life, something you want so badly, your dreams that don’t happen sometimes, they’re the best things that never happened.
“So for me, playing in the NFL was the best thing that never happened. I thank you CFL, I thank you Wally Buono. To everybody out there, keep working hard. Sometimes, your biggest dreams that don’t come true are the best things that never happened.”
Yesterday afternoon the Calgary Stampeders posted a flashback friday photo of the Rock from his time with the team and it’s absolutely ridiculous.
Of course the Internet had jokes about The Rock’s hilarious looking headshot.
Even The Rock himself had a hilarious reaction to his head shot from Calgary.