The Pitt football program will be honoring one of its most inspirational players during the 2017 season.
On Thursday, the Panthers announced they will be holding a James Conner bobblehead giveaway prior to the team’s homecoming game against North Carolina State on Oct. 14.
The first 30,000 fans in attendance at Heinz Field will receive a Conner bobblehead before watching the Panthers take the field in their blue and gold throwback uniforms.
A special Pitt Homecoming promotion…
James Conner Bobblehead!
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) August 17, 2017
Conner returned to the field in 2016 after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma the season prior.
The running back then entered the 2017 NFL Draft where he was able to stay home after being selected in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers.