We know the Hollywood actor, we know the ridiculously towering figure with a smile of gold, some of us even know the WWE Superstar. But, many of todays generation may not know the washed out unfulfilled football player that was Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Back in the early 90’s Dwayne was a defensive tackle for The University of Miami during the second uprising of “The U”. He sat behind Warren Sapp and often begrudged himself for not getting the playing time he felt he deserved. It ate away at him and lit a fire to succeed inside of him that still burns this very day. That fire use to get so hot, he once attempted to rip a mans tongue out with his bare hands. That’s right, Mr. Moana himself use to be a raging meathead with a temper to rival John Mcenroe. But somewhere along the way to undrafted NFL and CFL washout disappointment, Dwayne found his personal playbook for success. He channeled his anger and discontent for his football failures into what has become the highest paid actor in the U.S. ($64 million estimated earnings in 2016; Forbes). In an interview with Sports Illustrated he stated, ““I was in the wrong game, And now I’m in the right one.”Dwayne Johnson is a shinning example of what FLYE looks to teach every young person involved in athletics, you are the prize and not the product. Success in life is built around what you learn and apply from your experience on the field of competition and simply the field itself.
You can read more about The Rocks tongue snatching antics HERE via the Washington Post.