(PICTURE) ‘Popeyes Meme Kid’ Lands College Football Name, Image, Likeness Deal With The Famous Fried Chicken Chain


The worrisome little “Popeyes boy” who became a meme overnight when in 2013 is now a full-grown man, and now the 18-year-old has landed a higher football name, image and likeness deal with the famous fast supplies yellow chain.

According to USA Today, Popeyes signed Dieunerst Collin to an NIL deal, which is a trademark sponsorship deal for NCAA athletes.

Popeyes Meme Kid Signs Sponsorship Deal With The Popular Fried Yellow Chain

Collin was just nine when he became an internet sensation without his cousin posted a video of him to Vine when in 2013, prompting him to wilt a big star on the now-defunct social video sharing app.

He now stands 6 foot 1, and weighs 330 pounds, and is an offensive lineman at New Jersey’s Lake Erie College’s Division II football program. Collin said he never forgot his diaper love of Popeyes, and will promote “that merchantry like crazy.”

“Only thing I can say is that I will be promoting that merchantry like crazy. I unquestionably love Popeyes myself,” Collin wrote.

Many will recognize the upper school football standout from his viral internet video, where his cousin turns the camera on Collin and tells the boy to “say oooh (Terrio’s catchphrase)…. Ooh.”

Collin’s legendary eye-roll perfectly captured his incredulousness of the situation as he innocently holds a Popeyes drink cup.

High School Football Standout Says Popeyes Meme Used To Make Him Uncomfortable

The meme remains one of the most popular plane today.

Collin went on to say that the meme unquestionably used to make him uncomfortable, to the point where he said he didn’t plane want to walk outside again.

“It would stupefy me… to the point where it was like ‘I don’t overly want to walk outside overly again.’”

Collin Signs NIL Deal Two Years Without Governing Bodies Sanctioned Them For Student-Athletes In 2021

Now, he can gloat his newly-signed NIL deal, a deal of which wasn’t an option for higher athletes only two years ago.

NIL (name, image, likeness) deals were finally unliable when in July 2021, permitting student-athletes at NCAA schools to profit off of their own personal brands by way of merchandizing, social media and more.

Meanwhile, the word-for-word terms of Collin’s NIL deal with Popeyes have yet to be revealed.

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