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Pitt star Conner befriends ailing Erie boy

The pain racing through James Conner's hip was so intense he was forced to do the unthinkable:

He sat out the second half of last year's Pitt/Syracuse game.

But before going to the sideline to watch the remainder of Pitt's 30-7 victory, the star running back turned his attention to a 6-year-old boy to whom he had made a promise.

Before the game, Conner told Roman Pfister, who was recovering from his third open heart surgery, that he would score a touchdown for him.

Click here to read the full story by Jerry DiPaola Five ACC offensive player of the year candidates

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Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
The stars of the ACC have moved on, which means it's time for a new crop of standout players to emerge. Seven players received a vote for the offensive player of the year and defensive player of the year award in 2014, but only one of those seven, Pittsburgh's James Conner, returns this fall, opening the door for fresh faces. Click here to read the full story on

VIDEO: James Conner GoPro Helmet Cam

VIDEO: James Conner Highlights vs. UNC

"You've just got to let the beast out." - James Conner Feature

Pitt Football Weekly Press Conference - October 27, 2014 MUST READ: Pitt's James Conner follows Donald's path

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Pitt running back James Conner has a little bit of Aaron Donald in him. The traits they share do not seem coincidental when you consider the attributes that turn good players into great ones.

They are both relentless, aggressive, physical, constantly churning and mostly impossible to stop -- stat-producing machines who demand constant attention.

Is it any wonder they have become poster children for the Panthers' program over the past two seasons? Not in blue-collar Pittsburgh, a town that prides itself on its hard-working, no-nonsense tough guys. Conner and Donald fit the mold more than most.

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VIDEO: James Conner | In Focus

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By Brian Hamilton

During their frequent basement wrestling contests, the Conner boys broke a lot of things: lamps, numerous walls, coffee tables, couch legs, futons. Sometimes they made up stories about why stuff was broken, but their parents knew. At one point the action moved outdoors, to a new backyard trampoline with netting around it. The boys ripped the netting off on the first day. In about two weeks the trampoline collapsed to the ground.

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Sophomore running back James Conner and redshirt junior center Artie Rowell were on the Starkey and Mueller Show on Thursday afternoon previewing the upcoming 2014 Pitt football season. If you missed any of the hour-long segment on 93.7 The Fan, we have the entire Pod Cast for you here. 

The Panthers begin training camp on August 4th in preparation for their season opener against Delaware on August 30th at Heinz Field. 


(Photo courtesy of 93.7 The Fan)

#ManCrushMonday - May 19, 2014

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James Conner 2013 Highlights

The 2014 Pitt football schedule will be released later today. While you're waiting, build the anticipation with these season highlights from freshman RB James Conner -- a guy you'll see plenty of at Heinz Field this coming year!

James Conner on Trib Live Radio

Fresh off his MVP honors at the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, freshman RB James Conner spoke with Trib Live Radio's Kevin Gorman. James talked about his record-breaking performance, his physicality and cutting off his long hair.

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Highlights

James Conner on Trib Live Radio

On Wednesday afternoon, freshman RB James Conner made an appearance on Trib Live Radio to talk about his success thus far and his adjustment to collegiate football. Conner was named the Athlon Sports National Co-Freshman of the Week along with teammate Tyler Boyd. Conner lead the Panthers and is second in the ACC in rushing (27th nationally) with an average of 108.7 yards rushing per game. 

Honors Pour In for the Panthers

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Pitt's impressive 58-point performance against Duke on the road on Saturday has brought in numerous awards and honors for the Panthers. A complete list of these honors is below. Be sure to vote for senior QB Tom Savage in the Davey O'Brien Award Fan Vote, as well as the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week. 

Tom Savage (Senior, QB)
ACC Offensive Back of the Week
Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week
Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week (VOTE NOW)
Nominated for the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week (VOTE NOW)
Manning Award Stars of the Week (VOTE NOW)

Devin Street (Senior, WR)
ACC Receiver of the Week

Tyler Boyd (Freshman, WR)
ACC Rookie of the Week
247Sports National True Freshman of the Week
Athlon Sports National Co-Freshman of the Week

James Conner (Freshman, RB)
Athlon Sports National Co-Freshman of the Week

Tuesday Postpractice Coverage

#AJO Pay It Forward Phenomenon Spreads

Freshman running back James Conner spoke with the KDKA Radio morning show's Larry Richert and John Shumway on Tuesday morning and discussed the untimely death of his best friend Alyssa Josephine O'Neill and the #AJO Pay It Forward phenomenon that has come about. Conner dedicated a touchdown to his friend in Saturday's win against New Mexico. 

Tuesday Postpractice Coverage

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