Yahoo.com has posted a feature story today on The Rock's rise to stardom and the success he's had in several walks of life. Here's a passage from the article:
With a nickname that predates "The Rock," Johnson's Hurricanes teammates called him "Dewey." And Dewey is said to have been a goof off, singing country tunes while walking around in a skirt. "He was a highly recruited kid… He was developed and was extremely quick. He was a hard worker and a humble young man," the man who recruited him, Ed Orgeron, told ESPN recently. "Everybody liked him. He was easily coachable and everybody was impressed with him. He came in and played a lot as a freshman."
The article refers to The Rock as "Hollywood's reigning action hero" and is a good read if you're interested. Rock's film, Snitch, releases today.