Gallery: James Conner’s career in photos thus far following cancer diagnosis

RB James Conner is one of three Panthers on the Wuerffel Trophy watch list. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

He started as a true freshman in 2013, as the third string back behind Isaac Bennet and Rachid Ibrahim. In limited time, he rushed for 799 yards and 8 touchdowns while wearing no. 40. Heather Tennant | Staff Photographermore
Starting in his sophomore year, Conner broke out, rushing for 1,765 yards and 26 touchdowns — setting a Pitt record — and winning the ACC Player of the Year award.more
Teammates have praised Conner as a hard worker and a great personality in the locker room.
Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographermore
Fans quickly grew attached to James Conner because of his nose for the end zone and tough running style. Heather Tennant | Staff Photographermore
Pitt running back James Conner will take the field Saturday for the first time since recovering from a torn MCL and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editormore
However, a second quarter injury against the Penguins resulted in an MCL injury that led Conner to miss the rest 2015 year, Pat Narduzzi’s first. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographermore
Even with the injury, Conner continued to be active in the community, here surrounded by members of the Shadyside chapter of the Boys and Girls Club after receiving an award for his service in September of 2015.
Anh Vu | Staff Photographermore

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