MORROW — Former Clayton State University basketball player turned professional eater Gideon Oji competed in the Super Bowl of eating competitions over the holiday weekend — the 2016 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y.
Oji finished the competition in fourth place, eating 38 hot dogs and buns. He trailed only nine-time world champion Joey Chestnut (70), 2015 champion Matt Stonie (53) and Carmen Cincotti (41). Oji qualified for the event by eating 33 hot dogs and buns and set a personal best mark on the big stage.
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