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Dieunerst Collin, the viral child who is now a promise of American football

The internet and social media are double-edged weapons, because just as they can be used for good, they can be used for a certain evil. An


The internet and social media are double-edged weapons, because just as they can be used for good, they can be used for a certain evil. An example of this are the templates, memes, gifs or viral content that go from feed to feed.



When I was a child it went viral and remained for posterity.

When I was a child it went viral and remained for posterity.

An example of this is the boy with the “awkward” look, the one that was filmed in 2013 inside a fast food restaurant. His name is Dieunerst Collin, who was only 9 years old at the time.

It went viral and became a walking meme and gif, because his gaze showed a bit of embarrassment and fear for the simple fact of being recorded. Without knowing it, it would go viral to be on the records of the internet world.

His story has recently been released in detail, Now 17, he is a promise of college football in the United States. He suffered and struggled to get over the issue of going viral, now He is a football diamond after being crowned state champion at the high school level.



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Got it with East Orange High School, a New Jersey college that won undefeated glory. This situation has motivated him to request a call, through social networks, from the great recruiters of the NFL.

In a chat with Sports Illustrated, Collin revealed how difficult it was to deal with that viral video, so much so that he didn’t want to go out to the streets or school. “When it just happened, I felt sad, I had never been viral before. It was emotional, I cried a little, but over the years, I got over it. People told me ‘You’re a meme.’