Remember the kid from Vine who once went viral after being filmed at Popeyes? We are talking about none other Dieunerst Collin, who is best known as the Popeyes meme boy.
It has been years since he became a viral sensation on the now-defunct video platform. Dieunerst is in the news once again now, this time, for becoming the high school football state champion.
Who is Dieunerst Collin?
Most of you may know Dieunerst Collin as the Popeyes meme boy.
He went viral in 2013 after someone filmed his hilarious reaction to being mistaken for Lil Terio and shared it on Vine.
The video clocked over 19 million views at the time, according to Fox 8. It shows Dieunerst’s awkward reaction when someone gets his identity wrong.
Back then, Dieunerst was a little boy. But now, he’s a football champ from New Jersey and a social media star. Fans are surprised to see the Popeyes meme boy all grown up and a state champion now.
Popeyes meme boy is a football champ
Dieunerst took to Twitter to celebrate his side’s latest win.
His East Orange High School squad won the title recently after a “triple-overtime victory.”
Sharing a picture of himself holding the winning trophy, he wrote on Twitter, “STATE CHAMPS AND REGIONAL CHAMPS IT WAS A HONOR TO LEAD THIS OLINE THIS SEASON. SENIOR SZN HIGHLIGHTS COMING SOON”
He uses his Twitter handle to share posts related to his matches, stats, and highlights from different games.
He is also quite popular on Instagram with more than 19,500 followers, although his profile only consists of eight posts, all of which show him on the football field.
Fans are surprised to see the little boy all grown up
After the news about Dieunerst’s latest achievement broke, many on social media were rather surprised to see him as a high schooler who is now a football champion.
One wrote, “Bro! Wow! His meme is worldwide famous! Meme dude plays football (I didn’t know that) & has a NJ High School Football State Title too??? Respect”
Another added, “Dieunerst “Killer Whale” Collin from the legendary meme is a high school state champion… Feel old yet? Asking you a question Dieunerst “Killer Whale” Collin from the legendary meme”
“I had no idea that little Black boy from that meme at Popeyes was from Jersey lol,” wrote another surprised user.