Penn State’s Joey Julius is already CFB’s favorite kicker
Penn State kicker Joey Julius didn’t even need a full quarter to take college football by storm.
Julius, a redshirt freshman from Hummelstown, Pa., was the toast of Twitter on Saturday afternoon by the time his first college field goal had sailed through uprights.
And why did Julius cause such a stir? Well, let’s just say he doesn’t fit the normal kicker build, listed at 5-foot-10, 255 pounds in the media guide.
TRY AND TACKLE PENN STATE'S KICKER WE DARE YOU pic.twitter.com/bmc2anmxIM
— ESPNU (@ESPNU) September 5, 2015
The man known as "Big Toe" turned heads on social media.
Whoa… Penn State's kicker?
— Steve Vassalotti (@SteveVass0) September 5, 2015
Penn State should put its chubby kicker in for pass protection.
— Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) September 5, 2015
— Lana Berry (@Lana) September 5, 2015
Penn State's kicker weighs more than Cardale Jones.
— Ryan Ginn (@RyanGinnBSB) September 5, 2015
Penn State kicker is the hero we need… pic.twitter.com/V2Fc3tYX6f
— Sports Comedy (@SportsComedy_) September 5, 2015
I like kicking, and I like offensive linemen. Penn State's new kicker might be the perfect football player
— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) September 5, 2015
Penn State's kicker is the greatest thing I've seen in sports
— Steven Sammons (@Stevie12Wonder) September 5, 2015
According to the Associated Press, Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin has likened him to hefty Hall of Famer Babe Ruth: