Dwayne Provo is a Canadian athlete, school administrator, and politician. Provo was born in North Preston, Nova Scotia (one of Canada's largest Black communities) and attended university at Saint Mary's University where he played Canadian football and was drafted in 1995 by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He went on to play professional football in the Canadian Football League for 8 years (as well as a brief stint in the National Football League). Since retiring from football he has taken further university studies and worked as a school administrator. In the 2006 Nova Scotia election, he ran as the Progressive Conservative candidate for the riding of Preston, but finished second to Liberal Keith Colwell. In 2009, he ran again but placed third behind Colwell and New Democrat Janet Sutcliffe. He is a cousin to boxer Kirk Johnson and hockey player Evander Kane.