James Franklin shares details of 'most impressive' eating performance by PJ Mustipher
James Franklin spoke about many topics at B1G Media Days. One of which was how much DT P.J. Mustipher managed to eat after clearing his conditioning test.
Mustipher missed the majority of the 2021 season following a left knee injury. After he completed his conditioning test, he decided to celebrate at a recent team dinner. Franklin described the way Mustipher ate that night as most impressive.
“The most important thing is he’s ready for camp,” said Franklin. “We went out to dinner last night. We went to have a steak at St. Elmo’s, like a lot of people, owned by a Penn State grad, I want to say. One of the most impressive things that I’ve ever seen is PJ ate one of the biggest steaks I’ve ever seen in my life, biggest piles of mashed potatoes, ate the shrimp. I didn’t tell him about the cocktail sauce beforehand. And then also ordered a full separate meal of two lobster tails that are massive. And he crushed it all.”
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Franklin went on to add that Mustipher is feeling great about his injury recovery. He also stated that a big part of his recovery has to do with the mental aspect as well, which is why he feels confident about Mustipher’s return.
“He said he was kind of enjoying himself because he’s passed the conditioning test,” said Franklin. “He is celebrating the fact he’s passed the conditioning test. That’s behind him. He’ll never have to run the Penn State conditioning test again. He’s in great spirits. He feels both mentally and physically 100 percent back because I think that’s a big part of this, right, as well as not just the physical aspect of it, it’s the mental aspect of it as well.”
Here is the full video of Franklin describing Mustipher’s eating abilities:
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