VIDEO: Remembering When Penn State Kicker Joey Julius Annihilated Michigan Kick Returner Jourdan Lewis

By michael obermuller
This shot heard round the world came in Michigan versus Penn State. | Big Ten Network/YouTube
This shot heard round the world came in Michigan versus Penn State. | Big Ten Network/YouTube /
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Kickers generally don't weigh 260 pounds, but Penn State's Joey Julius did. The large man with the big boot is the blur on your screen above, and he's about to put every ounce of that 260-pound frame into a hit that you can still hear from your living room today.

Joey Julius Kicker Hit Video

The recipient was Michigan's kick returner Jourdan Lewis, who is currently playing in the NFL as a cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys. None of that mattered to Julius. His job was to search and destroy, I mean look at that heat-seeking missile learn to steamroll like a freight train.

How's the song go? "Big boys just wanna have fun," no that's not right, but either way Big Toe Joe (as he was nicknamed in college) had his fair share on the field. You can see the pure excitement and passion for the game burst out of him after this tackle.

Joey Julius' football career didn't materialize due to weight struggles, but he will never be forgotten for his tenacity and his ability to absolutely deck his opponents like no other kicker has for quite some time. Just ask Jourdan Lewis if he ever took a hit that hard in the NFL.


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