Steelers RB James Conner publishes autobiography
James Conner dealt with a couple of injuries with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 but that was nothing compared to what he dealt with earlier in his life. To highlight the highs and lows of his life, Conner is going to be publishing an autobiography.
To the people that don’t know, the Steelers star tore his MCL in his junior season in college at the University of Pittsburgh. The injury occurred in the first game of the season and Conner would be out for the rest of the year.
While rehabbing his knee injury, it was discovered that Conner had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; a form of cancer. The Pittsburgh product would overcome the deadly disease and became cancer-free in the offseason. During his battle with cancer, he became a walking-testimony for others going through their own trials and tribulations.
The following season, Conner persevered and returned to the field for his senior season in college. In his final collegiate season, Conner rushed for 1,092 yards on 216 attempts and 16 touchdowns.
After declaring for the NFL Draft, Conner didn’t have to travel far. The Steelers selected Conner in the third round of the draft and would eventually replace Le’Veon Bell as the starter.
Over the past two seasons, the bruising back has combined for 1,437 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns. Additionally, he’s shown off his receiving ability by catching 89 passes for 748 yards and four touchdowns.
When watching Conner perform on Sundays, many just see him as a player in the NFL. But after understanding his story, you realize that he’s been through quite a few obstacles in his life. Now, you can read all about it in his upcoming autobiography.