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Penn State place kicker Joey Julius (99) kicks a field goal out of the hold by Chris Gulla (37) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against San Diego State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

A 258-pound college football player has opened up about his binge eating disorder


Penn State's kicker, Joey Julius, opened up about his binge eating disorder in a Facebook post Monday. 

The 258-pound kicker made a name for himself among Penn State fans after delivering two huge hits on kickoffs against Kent State and Michigan, according to Yahoo Sports

But Julius was noticeably absent from spring practice and during parts of the summer.  

"Due to my increase in not only weight but also depression and anxiety my team physicians started to notice not only a change in my overall happiness but also my performance as a normal human being," Julius wrote on Facebook. "Throughout this whole process I learned a lot about myself."

Julius wrote that although he showed signs of bulimia, after three months of treatment this summer, he now knows that he suffers from a binge eating disorder. 

In his post, he also thanked the Nittany Lions for their support. 

"In order to come to this conclusion I have no one to thank except for Coach James Franklin and my training staff and doctors that stuck with me throughout this whole process," Julius wrote. "They all noticed that I was not myself and that I needed extensive care such as the program in St. Louis that I attended this summer."

Julius also offered up support for anyone who is struggling with similar issues. 

"If anyone and I mean anyone guy or girl is struggling with the the same or anything similar please message me as I will be in immediate contact to help in any way I can to provide information or insight on my struggles and I would love to help," Julius concluded. "Praise be to God and thank him for my ability, to be honest about this." 

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