Posts tagged James Conner

McDowell grad Conner ready to lead Pitt vs. FIU today

James Conner

   September 12, 2014 10:56 am    0

A lot has changed in the past three games for Pitt sophomore running back James Conner. At the end of the Panthers’ 2013 regular season, the McDowell graduate was a distant second on the team in rushing with 570 yards and had battled a nagging shoulder injury after a monster start to his freshman season. Then,…


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Vote in this poll after James Conner’s latest effort

   September 6, 2014 11:11 am    0

Earlier this week, On Campus asked readers if the ACC was too quick to mention Pitt running back James Conner as a Heisman Trophy candidate after he ran wild in the opener against FCS school Delaware. However, Conner ran all over Boston College on Friday night, finishing with 213 yards and a touchdown. The sophomore…


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ACC doesn’t think it’s too early to mention Conner in Heisman race

James Conner

   September 2, 2014 3:50 pm    0

It’s just one game, and he faced a Football Championship Subdivision team, but already the ACC website is mentioning Pitt’s James Conner as a possible Heisman Trophy candidate. Conner, a 6-foot 2-inch, 250-pound sophomore running back from McDowell, rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns in about one half of the Panthers’ opening 62-0 win…


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Conner’s big half leads area major-college football players

   August 31, 2014 10:17 am    0

As he did all last season, McDowell graduate James Conner led a group of District 10 graduates at the Football Bowl Subdivision level this weekend. Conner, a 6-foot 2-inch, 250-pound sophomore rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns during the first half of Pitt’s 62-0 victory over Delaware. Conner was expected to see time at defensive…


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Ten former District 10 players at FBS programs

   August 28, 2014 7:44 am    0

Ten former District 10 football players are on rosters for major-college programs in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season. Check out the list, which includes two players at Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan State, one at Pitt and three at other schools. The group is headlined by Pitt sophomore James Conner, who will play running…


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McDowell grad Conner gets notoriety for 2-way play at Pitt

James Conner

   August 24, 2014 6:58 am    0

  A week ago, the Erie Times-News published a story about the likelihood of McDowell graduate James Conner playing both ways at Pitt as a sophomore this season. He led Pitt with 799 rushing yards and eight rushing TDs as a freshman. Last week, the 6-foot 2-inch, 250-pound running back/defensive end also received national attention from USA…


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Check out video of Pitt’s James Conner after practice

   August 4, 2014 5:35 pm    0

Pitt opened training camp today, and one of the players who was in the middle of the action was McDowell graduate James Conner, a sophomore running back and defensive end. Here’s a postpractice interview with Conner: The ACC also picked Conner as one of 25 players to watch in 2014. He’s at No. 19. Here’s…


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Countdown to Kickoff for college football: 48


   July 11, 2014 8:00 am    1

College Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the On Campus blog. There are now 48 days until the opening day of the 2014 season. Number of the day: 48 – Points scored by McDowell graduate James Conner during his freshman season with Pitt in 2013. Conner led the Panthers with eight rushing touchdowns and…


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Pitt’s Conner targets 2-way play for 2014

   June 26, 2014 12:39 am    0

McDowell graduate James Conner, who led Pitt in rushing as a true freshman in 2013, is looking to expand his horizons for the 2014 season. He’s practicing on both sides of the ball. Conner will be the Panthers’ feature back this season, but he will also get some playing time at defensive end. Although he…


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McDowell grad Conner visits Harbor Creek, talks Pitt football

   June 16, 2014 5:25 pm    0

James Conner, who led Pitt in rushing as a freshman in 2013, was at Harbor Creek coach Ned Bailey’s football camp Monday. Conner talked about his visit and his health after suffered a mild knee injury during the spring.  


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