QB Chad Voytik threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns in loss to the Cavaliers.
Conner ran the ball 25 times and gained 92 yards.
NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh (USATSI)
Pitt takes on Akron at home
Pitt goes on the road to take on FIU
USATSI Gallery -- 9/5/14
Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse - UTSI
2014: Played in 10 games, starting nine at wide receiver opposite Tyler Boyd...missed three of the final four games due to a foot injury...compiled 17 catches for 201 yards (11.8 avg.) and two touchdowns on the year...had a season-high three receptions in three different games (FIU, Iowa and Akron)...had a season-high 38 receiving yards against Iowa...had TD catches in the Akron (eight yards) and Virginia (17 yards) games...lettered his final two active seasons at Pitt following a 2012 transfer from Wisconsin.
2013: Played in all 13 games, starting five in his first active season at Pitt...worked at tight end and H-Back for most of the season but got increased repetitions at wide receiver late in the year when senior starter Devin Street was out due to injury...totaled 33 catches for 391 yards (11.8 avg.) and three TDs...had a career-high seven catches (for 61 yards) at Syracuse, including a seven-yard TD reception...had a career-high 78 receiving yards on four catches (19.5 avg.) vs. Miami...also had scoring receptions vs. Florida State (four yards) and Old Dominion (21 yards).
At Wisconsin (2010-11): Played in 20 career games with the Badgers...in 2011, played in 10 games and caught two passes for 45 yards (22.5 avg.)...had a 27-yard reception vs. South Dakota and an 18-yard catch vs. Purdue...as a true freshman in 2010, played in 10 games...saw time at defensive end, wide receiver and on kick coverage units during his debut season...totaled 10 tackles on the year...twice had a career-high three tackles (in victories over Indiana and No. 1 Ohio State)...each of his three stops against Ohio State came on the kickoff cover team...had a three-yard TFL vs. Indiana.
High School: Selected All-State Class AAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers as a senior all-purpose player at Brashear...Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAA...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette City League Player of the Year...totaled 83 receptions for 1,267 yards (15.3 avg.) and 21 touchdowns for his career...on defense, compiled career totals of 149 tackles, 10 sacks and four interceptions...as a senior, had 27 catches for 540 yards (20.0 avg.) and 10 TDs on offense, and 60 tackles, six sacks, two blocked punts and two interceptions on defense...two-time captain and team MVP at Brashear...played under Coach Rick Murphy...rated Pennsylvania's No. 18 prospect by Scout, No. 24 by SuperPrep and No. 35 by Rivals...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...High Honor Roll student.
Personal: Manasseh (pronounced muh-NESS-uh) Sylvester Garner, born 3/11/92, is the son of Marcellus and Mechella Garner...has two sisters and one brother...cousin Justin King played at Penn State and was a 2008 fourth-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams...highly active in volunteerism and community endeavors that benefit area inner-city youth...social sciences major.
Pitt Football Positional Preview: Special Teams
Pitt's Conner Named to Walter Camp Award Watch List
Pitt Football Positional Preview: The Defense
Pitt's Conner Named Preseason Doak Walker Award Candidate
Three Pitt players named Wuerffel Trophy candidates
Pitt's Bisnowaty Named to Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List