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Conner selected to third Doak Walker Award watch list

Pitt RB James Conner made his third straight Doak Walker Award watch list Thursday. Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 14, 2016

Pitt redshirt junior running back James Conner continues to garner recognition during his attempt to return to the field in 2016. Conner was named Thursday to the Doak Walker Award preseason watch list for the third consecutive year. He was a semifinalist for the award –– given to the best run...

Conner Stronger: Running back beats cancer

James Conner greets the crowd at the Blue/Gold game.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 24, 2016

Six months ago, Stanley Marks received a call from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western Pennsylvania about inviting a star guest speaker to its annual Light the Night Walk kickoff breakfast. The speaker the society wanted to bring in to speak at the Duquesne Club on May 24 was one of Marks’ ...

James Conner diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

James Conner at a press conference Friday. Dan Sostek | Sports Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 4, 2015

Pitt star running back James Conner announced that he has been diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of cancer, at a press conference Friday afternoon. Conner, who missed the season with a torn MCL, received the diagnosis on Thanksgiving. “When I heard I got cancer, I was a little...

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