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Viral meme kid looks unrecognisable as huge college football player a decade later

Jayden Collins

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Viral meme kid looks unrecognisable as huge college football player a decade later

Everyone’s seen the image.

The young kid side-eyeing a camera as someone asks if he’s someone he clearly isn’t while he’s waiting for his Popeyes.

The video went viral back in 2013 on the now-defunct platform Vine and has lived on in legend in reaction memes for the past decade.

The kid, whose name is Dieunerst Collin, was asked by a random stranger if he was Lil TerRio who was also big on Vine at the time.


Obviously, the kid went shy and nervous in the moment, and who would blame him.

But there’s no doubt that kid isn’t letting a random stranger make him shy anymore 10 years later.

As Fox Sports reports, since that moment he’s become a certified American football beast.


Standing at 6 foot one and weighing 330 pounds Collin is an offensive lineman who you wouldn’t want to see standing across from you.

In the past decade he’s won state titles in high school for the East Orange Campus High School in New Jersey as well as being named a County and Division First Team All-Conference member.

He is now a freshman at Lake Erie College in a division II program.


Film and podcast producer Jim Weber recently came across his profile and decided that Popeyes themselves needed to know about the revelation.

He tweeted: “The Popeyes meme kid Collin Dieunerst is now a freshman offensive lineman at Division II Lake Erie College and if this guy doesn’t have an NIL deal by tomorrow, the Louisiana kitchen needs to clean house on upper management.”

And it looks like Collin is down to get Popeyes on board as well.

He sent out an Instagram post asking everyone to spread the word to the fast-food joint that he’s down for a partnership.



And the Vine star turned college star has had plenty of people hitting up Popeyes in an attempt to get him a deal.

He has 63.6k followers on Instagram so Popeyes could definitely be interested.


And they’re certainly keeping tabs on the young man commenting on a post he made after winning a state title in December 2021.

Collin did a video where he claimed he ‘might go get some chicken’ after the big win.

Popeyes replied: “The look you make when you knew you were going to win, and get Popeyes after!”

So go on Popeyes give him that deal, do it for the vine.

Featured Image Credit: Vine. dieunerst/Instagram.

Topics: NFL, US Sports, American Football

Jayden Collins
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