Jacob Pullen's mom would like her son to shave his beard. Pullen, knowing all the people that are watching, says it's not happening.â†µ
"I feel like I'm obligated to keep it now," Pullen said. "Kansas State and Nike would get mad if I cut it."â†µ
Surprisingly, Pullen says more people recognize him for the beard than, you know, that pretty good Kansas State basketball team.â†µ
"I used to could just go get on planes and walk past people, but now, whatever state I'm in, people come up and say, 'You're that bearded guy! I know you, man! I've seen you on TV, man! The double-overtime game!'" Pullen said with a laugh. "I get it all the time."â†µ
There are probably some marketing opportunities to be had with that beard. Gillette might pay to see him shave.