The Player I’ll Be Watching

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When I watch the Rose Bowl on Monday (Penn State vs. USC), I’m going to keep my eye out for number 99 on Penn State. Joey Julius, a kicker, is a big guy, at 5’10” and 271 pounds. But it’s not just his size that makes him big. People who don’t even  follow football admire and look up to him.

During the spring and summer of 2016, he wasn’t at practice. Instead, the 21-year-old  was spending time at a treatment center improving his health. After he left, he told his Mom he wasn’t being true to himself. No one knew about his real fight.

In October, Joey decided to divulge his secret on Facebook. He has binge eating disorder, depression, and anxiety.

It’s hard to be vulnerable and admit you have a problem that you’ve hid for years, especially when in the public eye. But once it’s out in the…

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