(BPRW) FSU Football Star Inks Deal With Church’s Chicken Franchise
(Black PR Wire) FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Fayetteville-born restaurateur Nicholas Perkins, the brand new proprietor of the Fuddruckers premium hamburger model, has a smooth spot for college kids whose psychological toughness allows them to be educational and athletic standouts.
Which explains why Perkins, 40, a onetime gridiron star at Fayetteville’s E.E. Smith High School, is a giant admirer of Fayetteville State University defensive again Joshua Williams. A 6-foot-3, 197-pound FSU senior who performs cornerback, Williams delivered two eye-opening performances to get the Broncos’ 2021 soccer season underneath method.
A stat line of 15 tackles, Three passes defended and a blinding interception returned for a landing resulted in Williams being named CIAA Defensive Back of the Week following the Broncos’ first two video games. No slouch within the classroom, Williams is holding down a 3.1 grade level common as he works towards a level in Management Information Systems.
In gentle of Williams’ dual-threat capabilities, Perkins agreed to an NIL deal linking Williams’ likeness to a Church’s Chicken restaurant Perkins owns in Fayetteville. The association comes on the heels of an NCAA determination permitting school athletes to profit from their names and likenesses.
“I’m inspired by bright, highly motived HBCU students like Joshua Williams,” says Perkins, a 2003 FSU graduate who earned a soccer scholarship however couldn’t play resulting from a medical situation. Perkins is a lifetime member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, which Williams additionally belongs to.
“Joshua brings a level of determination and perseverance to the table that just can’t be taught,” Perkins says. “To be honest, in a lot of ways he reminds me of myself.”
About Fuddruckers/ Nicholas M. Perkins
On August 6, 2021, entrepreneur and philanthropist Nicholas M. Perkins closed a historic deal to amass the Fuddruckers restaurant franchise system from Luby’s, Inc., in a transaction valued at $18.5 million. The buy by Perkins encompasses possession of the Fuddruckers model worldwide, to incorporate eating places in Canada, Mexico, Panama and 85 areas within the United States.
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