Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson offers former coach Buono a hug

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gave his former CFL coach a little Twitter love on Thursday night.

Now one of the world’s biggest movie stars, Johnson was once a member of the Calgary Stampeders practice roster as an aspiring defensive lineman. The year: 1995.


Though he was released after just two months and didn’t appear in a game, then-Stampeders head coach Wally Buono seems to have had an impact on Johnson. It started when a CTV reporter mentioned Johnson’s past in a Tweet about the recently-released list of the top-paid actors.

The Rock responded…

And then the Twitter account for Buono’s current team, the B.C. Lions, reached out before Thursday’s game against the Redblacks…

Upon which The Rock offered up a hug.

Drew Edwards is the founder of 3DownNation but has since wandered off. Beard in the photo not exactly as shown.