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WATCH: Uncovered video of Dwayne Johnson dominating the football field ahead of his WWE career

Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, is an absolute beast. He lets nothing stop him from achieving excellence in any field he sets his eyes on.

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Before focusing on WWE and professional wrestling, Dwayne Johnson had his sights set on football and the NFL. He actually played college football and was as tough on the field as he could be.

A resurfaced video shows Johnson tackling opponents as part of the Miami Hurricanes. He was fast as a cat, but strong as a lion. In the video, Johnson fired 1993 Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward.

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It turns out that in the game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Miami Hurricanes, Ward was only sacked once. It was Dwayne Johnson who tackled him to the ground. In fact, that’s when Ward decided he’d rather pursue a career in the NBA than the NFL.

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This clip has been around for a while now. It’s a small token of appreciation for The Rock’s football skills, even though he never made it to the NFL.

Dwayne Johnson finally pursues his football dreams

It’s well known that The People’s Champ can’t stop chasing their dreams. Even when he went to WWE and found immense fame as The Rock, he never forgot his football dreams.

Considering his growing age, it was not possible for him to return to the field to pursue football. However, he found another way to pursue those dreams: the XFL.

BERLIN, GERMANY – AUGUST 21: Dwayne Johnson attends the European Premiere of Paramount Pictures’ ‘Hercules’ at CineStar on August 21, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Johnson, along with his ex-wife and business partner Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital Partners purchased the XFL. They took Vince McMahon’s league and changed it into something better and more advanced.

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Johnson not only focused on creating a one-stop platform for young players who missed out on the NFL Cup, but also a place where players can develop their skills through camps.

Additionally, the XFL has partnered with the NFL to advance the game of football with innovation. It’s unclear exactly what the innovations are, but they’re supposed to be a game-changer.

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As of now, the scheduled time for the first round of camps is 2023.

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