Pitt RB James Conner announces he is cancer free

Pittsburgh Panthers running back James Conner had a pretty rough 2015 season as he missed the entire season with a torn MCL and was then diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma.

However, it looks like his tough battle has finally paid off as he has been declared cancer free.

Conner took to Twitter to announce that he had received a call about being cancer free. This is great news as he looks to get back on the field for the Panthers this season.

https://twitter.com/JamesConner_/status/734837861392977921

James Conner was one of the best running backs in the country heading into the 2015 season after winning ACC Player of the Year in 2014. He looks to continue that success into the 2016 season, which might end up being his final in college football.

In 2014, Conner led the ACC with 298 rushing attempts and 1,765 rushing yards. He also added on 26 touchdowns, which led the conference and was third in the country.

Congratulations to James Conner on overcoming this tough battle and we can’t wait to see him back on the field.

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