Joey "Big Toe" Julius began the 2015 season as the starting kicker for the Penn State squad after redshirting his first year behind Sam Ficken and walking on the team under James Franklin, handling both kickoff and extra point/field goal duties his first season on the field. As the season went on, his unyielding confidence seemed to waver and Tyler Davis took over XP and FG kicks--but Julius' booming leg had him still on the field for placekicking.
Julius ended the season named to the BTN.com All-Freshman team, having seen time in eleven games. He was ten of twelve on field goals (83.3%) with a long of 40 yards, and 20 of 24 on extra points. Big Toe logged 53 kickoffs, averaging 62 yards with 22 touchbacks.
This season, Julius will be fending off incoming freshman kicker Alex Barbir as well as Davis for starting kicker duties.