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Viral internet sensation signs NIL deal with Popeyes: ‘From memes to dreams’

Dieunerst Collin was a viral Internet sensation before he could even think of lifting a New Jersey state championship trophy, and on Thursday he went “from memes to dreams.”

Collin was just 8 years old when he went viral in 2013 when he looked into the camera while holding a Popeyes mug. Recently, he identified himself as the subject of the meme and announced that he won a state title with East Orange Campus in 2021, and the internet helped him out.

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Collin, who was on the Lake Erie College football team in 2022, signed a name, likeness and likeness agreement with Popeyes on Thursday when dozens of fans tagged the fast food chain on Twitter and Instagram to get his attention. Wingstop and KFC also tried to get in on the action, but to no avail.

It was intended for the Popeyes society.

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“A lot can happen with the power of the internet behind you!” Collin said in a press release. “I can’t believe I can say I’m officially sponsored by Popeyes. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the good word!”

The Popeyes image shows Dieunerst Collin.
(popeyes)

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Popeyes featured Collin on a billboard near his hometown and the two parties will be creating more content over the course of the next few months.

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