Dieunerst Collin, former internet sensation known as 'Popeyes Kid', earns NIL deal with restaurant chain
Dieunerst Collin landed a pretty great NIL deal recently. Collin gained fame on the internet as the meme “Popeyes Kid” back in 2013.
Collin now plays OL for Lake Erie College, who currently competes in Division II. The news was released by Front Office Sports on Twitter.
Collin is a freshman for the Storm hailing from East Orange, New Jersey. He comes in at 330 pounds and is 6-foot-1. Collin also ran track and field back in his high school days.
BREAKING: Popeyes has signed Dieunerst Collin — “The Popeyes meme kid” — to an NIL deal.
Collin is now a freshman offensive lineman at D-II Lake Erie College. pic.twitter.com/xC7UmuJLvY
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) January 11, 2023
Some things are just meant to be in the college football world.
For example, former Nebraska WR Decoldest “Toevadoit” Crawford signed an NIL deal with an HVAC company earlier this season. His first commercial with the company was hilarious to watch. Crawford is currently in the transfer portal after entering it back in December.
Maybe fans will get to see Collin in a commercial with Popeyes later on down the road. For internet sensations like Crawford and Collin these kinds of things are just meant to be in life.