Penn State kicker Joey Julius no longer with team

Arnold Nichols
July 26, 2017

In his post, he revealed he missed summer practice sessions with the Nittany Lions earlier that season in order to receive treatment for BED at a facility in St. Louis; he missed spring ball this year in order to return for treatment.

A school spokesperson confirmed to PennLive.com that Julius, Penn State's kickoff specialist who made highlight reels across the sport for delivering big hits on kickoffs, is not with the team. "There is light at the end of the tunnel".

After missing team activities this spring, Joey Julius, Penn State's kicker, is no longer with the football team.

"Recovery is a wonderful and attractive thing that I am working on returning to", he wrote on Facebook.

In his Facebook post opening up about his battle with the disorder, Julius thanked James Franklin, training staff and doctors for their help.


In the midst of his popular campaign, Julius published a lengthy statement to Facebook, revealing his struggles with binge eating disorder, or BED. "It is just a very long tunnel".

Recently Julius has been open about dealing with anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder.

"I would have to lay down to the point where I was so sick I couldn't move and just lay there", Julius said. Julius caught the attention of the country by drilling ballcarriers with big hits against Kent State and MI.

But it may have been on kickoff returns that Julius drew the most attention.

Last season, Julius racked up 45 touchbacks on 93 kickoffs, but he is more known for his big hits than his kicking prowess. Julius has a much stronger leg than Davis, so Penn State may be forced to address the position with another player on its roster in 2017.

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