Penn State kicker Joey Julius was back in the national spotlight Saturday morning on College Gameday.
A day after appearing on Good Morning America, Julius had another segment air about his struggle with an eating disorder. The Gameday segment featured commentary from Julius’ high school athletic director and coach, as well as more from an interview with Julius.
“Probably one of the best athletes I ever witnessed in person,” said Dave Bitting, Julius’ athletic director at Lower Dauphin. “He could’ve been a star on the football team, soccer team, baseball team or basketball team. When people look at him now, I don’t think they realize what kind of athlete he is.”
Julius first disclosed his battle with binge eating disorder in a facebook post earlier this month.
“I was always calling myself fat, I was picking at parts of my body I didn’t like,” Julius said on Gameday.
Julius missed some of the summer with Penn State and was checked into a treatment center in Missouri. Now, Julius is doing better and has been a reliable leg and heavy hitter for the Nittany Lions on kick offs.
You can watch his full Gameday segment below:
Penn State kicker Joey Julius shares his fight with depression & anxiety that accompanied his binge eating disorder. https://t.co/BH8lqgs8ON
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 15, 2016