James Conner   #30 RB

Height: 6-1   Weight: 233   Age: 24

Born: 5/5/1995 Erie , PA

College: Pittsburgh

Experience: 3rd season

High School: McDowell HS [Erie, PA]









Draft 2017

Pick No.105

Selected By: Pittsburgh Steelers

Round: 3

Pick (Overall): 41 (105)

Pick Analysis: Conner has become one of the best stories coming out of college football the past couple of seasons, overcoming a diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma to return to the field. He won the Disney Spirit Award and the ACC Brian Piccolo Award as rewards for beating cancer, but his best accomplishment was earning first-team all-conference recognition by carrying the ball 216 times for 1,092 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. Doctors found the issue while Conner was trying to rehabilitate a torn right MCL that forced him to miss all but the opener of the 2015 season. Conner made a name for himself by racking up 1,765 yards and 26 scores as a sophomore, garnering second-team AP All-American and ACC Player of the Year honors. He ranked third in the FBS in rushing yards despite being hindered by a hip injury the final two regular season games. In his true freshman season, Conner came on late, setting a school bowl record with 229 yards against Bowling Green as the Little Caesar's Bowl MVP (he had 799 yards, eight TDs total on the year.)


Video Playlist

  1. Steelers select James Conner No. 105 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 11:43 p.m.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers select Pittsburgh running back James Conner in Round 3 with the No. 105 pick overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. NFL 360: The remarkable courage of James Conner

    Published: April 24, 2017 at 09:55 p.m.

    It's not uncommon for NFL prospects to overcome setbacks, but for James Conner, the challenge he faced at Pitt is not just something to be overcome: it's a significant part of who he is.

  3. Instant Draft Grade James Conner: B

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 11:43 p.m.

    NFL Media?s Bucky Brooks, Matt Money, and Lance Zierlein gives James Conner a B draft grade.

  4. Five facts: James Conner

    Published: April 21, 2017 at 04:15 p.m.

    Which running back does Pittsburgh?s James Conner model his game after? Here are five things you should know about one of the draft?s top rushers.

  5. James Conner 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: March 31, 2017 at 01:52 p.m.

    Pittsburgh running back James Conner goes through drills at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

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