Remember The Iconic “Popeyes Kid” Meme? He’s In High School And A State Champion Now

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Remember the Popeyes kid meme that went viral back in the day?

Ya know, the kid holding the Popeyes cup, giving the camera the side eye?

We’ve all used it, we’ve all had it used on us, and it comes in handy whenever one of your buddies or a Twitter troll says something a little sus.

An OG meme of the highest order, it’s absolute gold.

I don’t want to be that guy, but that Popeyes “kid” is a New Jersey high school football state champion.

Feel old yet?

We finally have a name to the face, and he’s Dieunerst Collin, center for the East Orange Campus High School football team, according to Sports Illustrated.

“When it first happened, I kind of felt sad about it. It was somebody randomly recording me, and I’ve never been viral before. When it first came out, I would take it as bullying, every time I used to hear ‘Oh, Terio, Terio,’ and that’s not my name.

Aa couple weeks later, I figured out it was me based on the video. I got kind of emotional, cried a little bit. Over the years, I got over it.”

He’s stayed in the dark for a long time, but when you win a state championship, go ahead and let it loose.

Especially when you win in a triple-overtime thriller like his team did.

He even got a little love from the Popeyes Twitter account too.

Future NIL deal if he decides to play college ball?

Man, who would’ve thought that 23 could feel so old? I feel like I should get the senior discount at restaurants now.

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