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consistency. Making sure he's as accurate as possible with field goals around 40 yards is the key, adding that if he needs to go back and unleash a longer kick he's ready and willing to do so."I'm confortable kicking from back, but I really don't," he said. "I stay within 40 and just work on the short ones. Those are the ones that usually matter most, but if I need to hit a 65 yarder I'll go back and hit one, but I hope it doesn't come down to that."Penn State has former preferred walk on specialist Chris Gulla on the roster too and how Gulla fits into the Guess Ryann Satchel
HUMMELSTOWN Even Joe Julius has to laugh at how many twists, turns and changes of heart his athletic pursuits have put him through during the last year. The former Lower Dauphin soccer player turned high school football kickerFormer Lower Dauphin all state kicker Joe Julius will walk on at Penn State later this month. Julius is competing with the Pennsylvania squad in the annual Big 33 game. Audrey Snyder, PennLivestood along the sidelines on the football field Monday afternoon wearing a Big 33 jersey, placing Julius among the best high school football seniors in the state.If you would've asked Julius a year ago what Bottega Veneta Olimpia Bag Review
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program could change how much or how little impact the three new walk on kickers have. Gulla came to Penn State with better success as a field goal kicker than punter, but the Lions spent extensive time working him into becoming a punter, a role he's expected to take on this season.Ficken backed up Gulla as the punter this spring and the senior kicker is expected to continue working on punting this summer in case he'd be needed to do so in an emergency role this season.Deciding to walk on is certainly an interesting and potentially expensive gamble for Julius, but in a few weeks the in state product will report to campus and begin working out and competing toward his future goal.
he'd be doing in his future he said his mind would've already been made up."I would've been playing soccer," he said. "I was a soccer player. I stuck with soccer Hermes Etain Clemence and I kicked once a week on Fridays. I think now that I'm just coming into it I have so much more excitement about this and I'm just ready to go at it."Julius hit 32 of 49 field goal attempts during his high school career and made 12 of 19 field goals last year. He also showcased his big leg by turning 141 of his 187 kickoffs into touchbacks. Putting his high school success behind him and preparing to join fellow walk on kickers Nick Boumerhi and Troy Stivason at Penn State later this month is the next challenge on the all state kicker's radar.Sam Ficken returns as the only known commodity on the Penn State special teams unit. The senior hit 15 of 23 field goals last season and converted 41 of 42 extra points. James Franklin praised Ficken's performance during spring ball, but if Ficken should falter this year the Lions will have a few options to try out.Even if Ficken does stay consistent and improve on his accuracy after converting just 11 of 19 field goals from beyond 30 yards last season the program will need to find and develop a kicker for the coming years. That message resonated with Julius this winter when he changed his mind about playing college soccer and turned down a full scholarship at Southern Illinois Edwardsville and opted to walk on at Penn State instead."I talk to them probably every day," the 5 foot 11, 200 pound kicker said of Franklin and special teams coordinator Charles Huff. "I just talked to them 10 minutes ago. They're really easy to get a hold of even when they're on vacation just about even financial stuff. They're perfect about it and they're awesome."They're always just like, 'Hey, seize the day.' You know, always just inspirational stuff. 'Make sure you're finishing out the year strong and always make sure you're kicking, be ready for Day 1' and just stuff like that."Julius recently wrapped up track season taking on field events as a new challenge and said his football focus has been on improving his Bottega Veneta Iphone Cover
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