Kansas State University athletes Aliyah Carter, Felix Anudike-Uzomah, and Chris “Deuce” Vaughn share their acting skills in a humor-filled promotional video for Cat Cans, a portable restroom service company based in Manhattan, Kansas.
The clever video contains subtle humor throughout. The production is hosted by “Willy Makeit” (or will he make it?). The storyline follows Chris “Deuce” Vaughn, the Wildcat running back, who is on a journey to find an available Cat Cans portable restroom. He finds restrooms that are reserved for others, and that have signs indicating “No Deuces Allowed.” We won’t spoil the ending. You can watch the video to learn whether Vaughn finds relief.
Cat Cans owner Aricca Wallace says the business has always supported KSU Athletics: “Once we were able to include the athletes and compensate them through the NIL program, we knew we wanted to include them in promoting our local Manhattan company. We knew we wanted to include both male and female athletes to give equal exposure opportunities. The athletes were amazing and had great attitudes during the process. They helped our vision become a reality!” Wallace also says that the company is already getting “amazing response” from the video.
The NIL deals were facilitated by Aaron Lockett of Next Page Sports.
Deuce Vaughn is a 5-6 running back from Round Rock, Texas. Multiple organizations named him to their 2021 First Team All-America lists.
Felix Anudike-Uzomah is a 6-4 defensive end from Kansas City, Missouri. He received numerous honors after the 2021 season, including Third Team All-American (Phil Steele) and First Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, Associated Press).
Aliyah Carter is a 5-9 outside hitter from Dubuque, Iowa. She earned numerous accolades during the 2021 season, including being named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. She was the 2020 Big 12 Freshman of the Year.
Cat Cans Portable Services of Manhattan was established by Matt and Aricca Wallace in September 2010. The family owned and operated business serves Manhattan, Junction City, Fort Riley, and the surrounding areas. The business aims to “provide rentals and services at fair, competitive prices for the industry.”