Fact Check: Did the Rock Play in the NFL? Take a look at Dwayne Johnson’s football career – Times Now

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Fact Check: Did the Rock Play in the NFL?  Take a look at Dwayne Johnson’s football career – Times Now

Not many people know that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, now one of the highest-paid Hollywood actors, actually wanted to play in the NFL. That being said, in this article we will look at The Rock’s college football career and how he did not make it to the NFL, but Johnson instead played in the Canadian Football League (CFL).

The Rock is one of the biggest names in the wrestling business. In addition to being one of the highest paid Hollywood actors, Dwayne Johnson recently made his highly anticipated return to WWE by playing a key role in setting up the WrestleMania XL main event with Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes.

While the 51-year-old has carved out a niche for himself in both the wrestling and entertainment industries, few people know that Johnson’s initial ambitions were elsewhere. Yes, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson didn’t plan on becoming a WWE wrestler as a child, but instead had hoped to make it to the National Football League (NFL).

During his college years, Dwayne Johnson hoped to make his way into the NFL one way or another. He received scholarships from various universities during his high school years and eventually, The Rock decided to attend the University of Miami.

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