Calvin Johnson Says Roman Reigns Was ‘A Badass’ At GT, WWE Career Not Surprising

Dec 25, 2023 - by Steve Gerweck

Via TMZ:

Calvin Johnson says it’s no surprise to him that Roman Reigns has become one of the most legendary WWE Superstars of all time … telling TMZ Sports the dude was a total “badass” at Georgia Tech.

Believe it or not, the guys were actually teammates for the Yellow Jackets’ football team in the mid-2000s … and Johnson says he knew right away that Reigns had mega-star potential.

“He was just always like a badass,” the Hall of Fame wide receiver explained. “He didn’t say much, but when he did say something, you listened.”

Reigns went by his real name, Joe Anoa’i, when he was playing defensive line at the time … and he performed so well alongside Johnson, many believed he had a bright future in the NFL.

His battle with cancer derailed those aspirations, however — but Johnson said that all clearly ended up being “a blessing in disguise” for him … as he’s now poised to break numerous records in the squared circle.

“My man is killing it out here,” Johnson said.

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