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Timeline: Dwayne The Rock Johnson

From surviving the Miami Hurricanes to the WWE ring to movie stardom, we look at The Rock's career.

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Timeline: Dwayne The Rock Johnson


BORN - May 2, 1972, Hayward, CA

 

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1991 - Wins national championship with the University of Miami Hurricanes football team during his freshman year.

 

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1995 - Has a brief stint with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, but is cut.

 

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1996-1998 - Debuts as Rocky Maivia (a combination of his grandfather and father’s ring names) in the WWE. He begins to refer to himself as “the Rock.”

 

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1999 - Becomes involved in the Make-a-wish Foundation, and in two years grants more wishes than any other participant.

 

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2000 - Named Make-A-Wish’s Man of the Year. Hosts Saturday Night Live, which leads to offers from Hollywood studios.

 

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2002 - Stars in The Scorpion King, his first leading role.

 

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2006 - He and then-wife Dany Garcia donate $2 million to the University of Miami to name their alumni Center living room.

 

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2010 - Lands his third Muscle & Fitness cover (March).

 

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2013 - Stars in Pain & Gain alongside Mark Wahlberg, and lands his fourth M&F cover.

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