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  James Conner
James Conner

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Erie, Pa.

High School:
McDowell

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 250

Position:
RB

09/13/2014

Pitt 42, FIU 25

09/13/2014

Pitt Improves to 3-0 With Win Against FIU, 42-25

Quarterback Chad Voytik went over 100 yards on the ground and had a 32-yard touchdown run for the Panthers.

09/11/2014

James Conner Named Maxwell National Player of the Week

Conner runs for 214 yards on 36 carries at Boston College

09/05/2014

Conner Powers Pitt Past Boston College, 30-20

Chad Voytik completed 10 of 20 passes for 111 yards, connecting with Tyler Boyd for two touchdowns.

09/05/2014

Conner Powers Pitt Past Boston College, 30-20

Chad Voytik completed 10 of 20 passes for 111 yards, connecting with Tyler Boyd for two touchdowns.

09/13/2014

Pittsburgh vs. FIU

Pitt goes on the road to take on FIU

09/05/2014

Pittsburgh vs. Boston College

USATSI Gallery -- 9/5/14

12/26/2013

Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green -- Little Caesar's Bowl

Football vs. Bowling Green -- Little Caesar's Bowl

11/29/2013

Miami @ Pitt

Miami @ Pitt

11/23/2013

Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse - UTSI

Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse - UTSI

2013: Played in 12 games, missing the Oct. 19 Old Dominion contest (shoulder)...led Pitt in rushing yards (799) and rushing touchdowns (eight)...averaged 5.5 yards on 146 carries...became the first true freshman to lead Pitt in rushing yards and rushing TDs since Dion Lewis in 2009...named MVP of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl after rushing for 229 yards and a TD (15-yard run) on 26 carries (8.8 avg.), sparking the Panthers to a 30-27 win over Bowling Green...Conner's 229 yards set a Pitt bowl rushing record, eclipsing Tony Dorsett's 202 yards vs. Georgia in the 1977 Sugar Bowl...in addition to running back, also contributed as a pass rushing specialist vs. Bowling Green, drawing a key holding call on the Falcons' final possession...named to the SI.com All-Bowl Team and the ESPN.com ACC All-Bowl Team...totaled four 100-yard rushing games on the year...netted 173 yards on 26 carries (6.7 avg.) with a three-yard TD in Pitt's 58-55 win at Duke...rushed for 119 yards on 12 carries (9.9 avg.) with two TDs (1 and 38 yards) in a 49-27 win over New Mexico...had 102 yards on 19 carries (5.4 avg.) with a two-yard TD vs. North Carolina...bulldozed for two TDs in a 28-21 win over Notre Dame...his two-yard TD in the third quarter tied the game, 14-14, while his one-yard plunge in the fourth quarter provided the winning points in the Panthers' upset of the No. 24 Fighting Irish.

HIGH SCHOOL: Highly productive runner and pass rusher at McDowell High, earning accolades for both roles...selected All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers as a senior running back...named Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA at running back his senior year and as a defensive lineman his junior year...Erie Times-News All-District 10...led McDowell to the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs as a senior after rushing for 1,680 yards and 21 touchdowns on 155 carries, an impressive average of 10.8 yards per rush...set a McDowell single-season record with 164 points, including 26 touchdowns (tied for the most in school history), three 2-point conversions and a safety...also set school records for sacks in a season (12) and career (17)...selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl, a senior all-star game featuring players from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia...Conner averaged 7.1 yards per rush in the Chesapeake Bowl (71 yards on 10 carries) and scored a five-yard TD to help the North to a 38-13 win over the South...rated the No. 13 prospect in Pennsylvania and the nation's No. 26 weakside defensive end by Rivals...rated one of the top 40 prospects in Pennsylvania by Scout...played under Coach Mark Soboleski.

PERSONAL: James Earl Conner, born 5/5/95, is the son of Kelly Bibbs and Glen Conner...has four brothers...enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

Rushing
G GS ATT YARDS AVG LONG TD PTS
2013 12 0 146 799 5.5 45 8 48
2014 3 3 81 544 6.7 60 8 48
Career 15 3 227 1,343 5.9 60 16 96

Receiving
G GS REC YARDS AVG LONG TD PTS
2013 12 0 3 33 11.0 13 0 0
2014 3 3 1 11 11.0 11 0 0
Career 13 1 4 44 11.0 13 0 0