One of the greatest stories in college football this season will be the return of Pittsburgh Panthers running back James Conner.
Conner, who was one of the most talented players in the ACC in 2014, was forced to miss the 2015 season due to a torn MCL and diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
From the moment he was taken off the field, Conner pledged to return.
Earlier this year, Conner got one step closer to returning to his old form when he announced to the world that he is now cancer free. And now that he has been able to defeat cancer, Conner is taking an attitude of no fear with him into the new year.
“I’m being strict with the diet. I’m being focused in the weight room. Every day I’m trying to get back there,” the 2014 All-American and ACC Offensive Player of the Year said, via USA TODAY Sports.
“I feel like I’m not worried about anybody on the schedule. I’m not being cocky, it’s just confident. Once you go through something like this of this magnitude, no other human, really, I believe can stop me. That’s the edge I have.”
After what he was able to push through in his personal life in order to return to football, Conner has every reason to believe he can take on all challenges.
He has proven that before and has always kept his focus on being the best version of himself he can be, so opponents better watch out when they line up and see Conner coming their way in 2016.