Posts tagged James Conner

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

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   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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   June 3, 2014 1:37 pm    0

Mike Huguenin, an college football blogger, named McDowell graduate James Conner one of the 14 toughest players in college football. He lists Conner at No. 9. Conner led Pitt in rushing as a true freshman last season. He also set the Panthers’ bowl record with 229 yards rushing against Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza…


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McDowell grad Conner opens practice with Pitt, might change number

   March 17, 2014 4:05 pm    0

The Pitt football team conducted its first spring practice Sunday, and McDowell graduate James Conner was in action no-pads session with the Panthers. Conner, who wore jersey No. 40 as a freshman, was wearing No. 24. He said he was trying out the number, which is worn by his favorite NFL player, Seattle Seahawks running…


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Cram Session: Signing day wrapup, observations

   February 6, 2014 1:46 pm    0

A day after the bedlam of National Signing Day, it’s time to step back and take a closer look: • Wide receivers were prominent in coach James Franklin’s first Penn State recruiting class after the loss of star wideout Allen Robinson to the NFL draft. • Paul Chryst’s Pitt recruiting class of 23 players includes three…


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