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(BPRW) FSU football star signs deal with Church’s Chicken franchise
(public relations black thread) FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina – Fayetteville-born restaurateur Nicholas Perkins, the new owner of premium burger brand Fuddruckers, has a soft spot for students whose mental toughness sets them apart academically and athletically.
Which is why Perkins, 40, a former grill star at EE Smith High School in Fayetteville, is a big admirer of Fayetteville State University defensive back Joshua Williams. A 6-3, 197-pound FSU senior who plays the role of a cornerback, Williams delivered two eye-opening performances to kick off the Broncos’ 2021 football season.
A stat line of 15 tackles, 3 assists defended, and a dazzling interception returned for a touchdown allowed Williams to be named CIAA Defensive Defenseman of the Week after the Broncos’ first two games. No slouch in the classroom, Williams maintains a GPA of 3.1 as he prepares for a degree in Management Information Systems.
In light of Williams ‘dual threat abilities, Perkins agreed to a NIL deal tying Williams’ likeness to a Church’s Chicken restaurant that Perkins owns in Fayetteville. The arrangement follows an NCAA ruling allowing college athletes to benefit from their names and likenesses.
“I’m inspired by bright and highly motivated HBCU students like Joshua Williams,” says Perkins, a 2003 FSU graduate who got a football scholarship but couldn’t play due to a football problem. health. Perkins is a life member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, to which Williams also belongs.
“Joshua brings a level of determination and persistence to the table that just can’t be taught,” says Perkins. “To be honest, in many ways he reminds me of myself.”
About Fuddruckers / Nicholas M. Perkins
On August 6, 2021, entrepreneur and philanthropist Nicholas M. Perkins entered into a landmark agreement to acquire the Fuddruckers restaurant franchise system from Luby’s, Inc., in a transaction valued at $ 18.5 million. The purchase by Perkins encompasses ownership of the Fuddruckers brand worldwide, to include restaurants in Canada, Mexico, Panama and 85 locations in the United States.
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