Penn State's 258-pound kicker opens up about struggle with eating disorders

BY foxsports • October 3, 2016

Penn State kicker Joey Julius became an instant viral sensation in his redshirt freshman year because of his size. The internet celebrates whenever one of the largest players on the field scores a touchdown or does something other than block an opponent - but Julius was a standout kicker who is listed at 258 pounds.

Julius made another highlight-reel play earlier this season when he leveled a Michigan kick returner. Julius was away from the team during Spring Football earlier this year, and in a brave post on Facebook Monday he explained why - Julius spent three months in a treatment center for eating disorders.

Via Facebook:

Julius thanked coach James Franklin for his support and encouraged anyone suffering from similar problems to contact him personally for help.



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