KFC’s new Colonel has been ready for football greatness his whole life


The new KFC Colonel knows a few things about football. As football fans prepare to cheer every touchdown, KFC wants to be part of the winning combination.

Rudy has a new dream and the new KFC Colonel is ready to go, go, go. Just in time for the kick to the NFL season, KFC is looking to capture that never give up spirit. Are you craving some fried chicken yet?

Colonel Harlan Sanders is more than just the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. He has become the iconic brand ambassador. Just like those 11 herbs and spices will forever be linked to KFC, the image of Colonel Sanders is linked.

Over the years, many famous people have been the KFC Colonel. From Chester Cheetah to Jim Gaffigan to even Reba McEntire, each new Colonel brings a unique perspective to the role. There is often a little tongue and cheek aspect to the ads. If the ads don’t make you laugh a little, they haven’t accomplished their goal (remember that Mother’s Day ad).

Also, the new Colonels sometime have a connection to a new product launch for KFC. The Chester Cheetah launch was a perfect example of that combination.

With the 100th season of the NFL being such a big celebration, the football centric Colonel makes sense. Fried chicken and football are always a winning combination. Who hasn’t put a plate of fried chicken on the table during halftime? It is always finger licking good.

Rudy, that iconic football story, is more than just touchdowns and tackles. That story has elements of perseverance and achieving goals. He never gave up, even when the odds were stacked against him.

Looking the KFC commercial, there is a sense of optimism and excitement. While KFC could have gone for humor or silly, this choice seems in line with the 100th NFL season celebration. There is a sense of how football and fried chicken can bring people together.

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What do you think of the new KFC Colonel? Are you going to be serving from fried chicken this football season?