Jared Casey of University of Kansas’ football team was transformed from a scrawny to spokesman in just one act. landing an Applebee’s adHis recent heroisms. Watch it.

Casey showed that even the most insignificant student athletes can make big money now that they are eligible for endorsements by the NCAA.

Before last week’s game at Texas, fullback Casey was a redshirt freshman walk-on who had not played an offensive snap for the truly awful Jayhawks. The team was 0-8, and they had already lost 56 consecutive Big 12 conference road games.

Casey then, who was playing in place of Mason Fairchild injured in tight end, made a 2-point conversion play in overtime, lifting the 31-point underdog Jayhawks into a 57–56 win over the Longhorns.

His instant fame made him a hero. He was also a hero to his parents.

Heroes get to do commercials, right? Applebee’s came calling, and Casey scored a deal for a regional spot. “Jared Casey, you just made one of the greatest game-winning catches in Kansas football history,” an announcer says in the ad, which was shot in Lawrence. “Where are you going now?”

“I’m going to Applebee’s,” Casey responds. It’s the moment when two main courses are placed in front him by the server that is truly amazing.

“Hey, you always gotta go for two,” he says with a wink.

Casey received $800 in cash and $1,000 in Applebee’s gift cards for his 30-second commercial debut, The Kansas City Star reported.

The newspaper reports that he has also been promoted to a dealership for car sales.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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