WWE star The Rock's football days recalled by former teammate and NFL great Warren Sapp

Posted in: WWE News
Dec 11, 2012 - 03:24 PM

ESPN website writer Dan Friedell has a piece on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's college football career that includes quotes from former teammate and NFL standout Warren Sapp. "There was no competition between us," Sapp said. "You could ask him and he’d tell you. He became a wrestler and a movie star. I love him to death, but he couldn’t play with me. If he’d tell you anything else he’d be lying to you...

"I knew I had somebody that was more than capable of playing if I was taken out. He was our do-everything guy. He could play inside and out, he could play all four positions. He was the Swiss Army knife. He was our utility guy. It was, 'Dewey, go left end. Go nose. Go right end.' He could do it all. He was a jack-of-all-trades, but only a master at wrasslin’."

Powell's POV: There are also quotes from Miami teammate Kevin Patrick, and USC defensive coordinator Ed Orgeron, who recruited Rock to the University of Miami, and Brad Webber, who was the Miami strength and conditioning coach during Rock's run at the school. There are some good stories about Sapp informing Rock that he was there to take his job, Rock mixing it up with a teammate, singing country music, and going after an opposing team's mascot. Thanks to Dot Net Member Efren for passing along the story.

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