James Conner
#6 Running Back

James Conner

Height / Weight
6'1" / 233 lbs
Born
May 5, 1995 (26)
College
Pittsburgh
NFL Draft
2017: Rd. 3, No. 105 (PIT)
NFL Career
5th Season
Nationality
American
Net Worth
$3 Million
SEASON STATS
2020
AVG
4.3
+0.3
YDS/G
55.5
+9.1
LNG
59
+34
YDS/G
16.5
-8.6
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: James Earl Conner
Nickname: The Terminator
Place of Birth: Erie, Pennsylvania
Education: Pittsburgh
Parents: Kelly Patterson, Glen Conner Sr.
Spouse: Sarah Quinn

James Conner Stats, Bio, Age, Net Worth, & Career

James Conner is a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Conner played high school football in Erie, PA, and then played college at Pittsburgh. A local Pennsylvania player, he has become a major fan favorite.

Conner was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma while in college. Six months after announcing his diagnosis, he announced he was cancer-free. 

James Conner Football Career

James Conner High School Career (McDowell High School)

James Conner played high school football at McDowell High School in Erie, Pennsylvania. Conner was a two-way player who played both running back as well as on the defensive line. In his senior season, Conner rushed for 1,680 yards and 26 touchdowns. 

James Conner College Career (Pittsburgh Panthers)

Conner committed to the University of Pittsburgh prior to his senior season at McDowell. In his freshman season, Conner was named the Little Caesars Bowl MVP. His 226 yards in the bowl game was a school record for bowl games. Conner finished his freshman season with 799 yards and eight touchdowns.

In his sophomore season, Conner rushed for 1,765 yards, which led the ACC and was seventh in the FBS. His 26 rushing touchdowns were an ACC record. He was named ACC Player of the Year. In his junior year, Conner tore his MCL in the opening game and missed the rest of the season.

After rushing for 1,062 yards and 16 touchdowns the following year, Conner announced his decision to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

James Conner NFL Career

James Conner was drafted in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 105th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Conner began his career as a backup to Le’Veon Bell. In 2018, his second season, Conner was named the starter after Bell’s decision to holdout due to contract disputes.

Conner started in 12 games in 2018, missing a few due to injury. He finished the season with 1,470 total yards and 13 total touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl. In 2019, Conner missed six games due to injury. In his 10 games, Conner totaled 715 yards and seven touchdowns.

In 2020, Conner began his third year as the Steelers’ starting running back. 

James Conner Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

James Conner is in the final season of his rookie deal that was four-years for $3.09 million. He has an estimated net worth of around $3 million.

Conner has an endorsement deal with Adidas.

James Conner Personal Life

James Conner grew up with four brothers. In December of 2015, Conner announced that he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Five months later, in May, Conner announced that he was cancer free. Conner’s longtime girlfriend is Sarah Quinn. He currently does not have any kids.

Awards & Achievements

James Conner Quotes

  • "I chose not to fear cancer...I'm going to play football again."
  • “Everybody’s got their own story. I’m just trying to add to mine. It’s cool to be an inspiration to others.”
  • “I play for those young kids with cancer or anybody who went through a tragedy in their life.”

James Conner Fun Facts

  • Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, now cancer free
  • Has four brothers
  • Played high school, college, and professional football all in Pennsylvania
  • Little Caesars Bowl MVP
  • Named to Pro Bowl in his first season as a starter (2018)
Career stats
2020
PIT
2019
PIT
2018
PIT
2017
PIT
Season Team FPTS SNP% ATT YDS AVG TD LNG REC YDS AVG TD LNG FUM LST
2020
147.10 51.09 169 721 4.3 6 59 35 215 6.1 0 18 2 0
2019
128.50 32.91 116 464 4.0 4 25 34 251 7.4 3 26 1 1
2018
252.50 64.55 215 973 4.5 12 30 55 497 9.0 1 29 4 2
2017
14.40 6.88 32 144 4.5 0 23 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Recent Games
Sun 1/10
Sun 1/3
Sun 12/27
Sun 12/13
Sun 11/22
Sun 11/15
Sun 11/8
Sun 11/1
Sun 10/25
Sun 10/18
Date Opp RESULT FPTS SNP% ATT YDS AVG TD LNG REC YDS AVG TD LNG FUM LST
1/10
L 48-37
17.20 75.56 11 37 3.4 1 9 5 30 6.0 0 9 0 0
1/3
L 22-24
8.70 64.18 9 37 4.1 0 9 5 25 5.0 0 11 0 0
12/27
W 24-28
15.10 61.76 5 21 4.2 1 12 5 45 9.0 0 10 0 0
12/13
L 15-26
1.80 40.35 10 18 1.8 0 5 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0
11/22
W 27-3
11.40 69.33 13 89 6.8 0 25 3 10 3.3 0 14 0 0
11/15
W 10-36
5.80 87.67 13 36 2.8 0 16 2 12 6.0 0 8 0 0
11/8
W 24-19
3.00 46.38 9 22 2.4 0 6 2 -2 -1.0 0 2 0 0
11/1
W 28-24
13.50 58.49 15 47 3.1 1 18 3 13 4.3 0 13 0 0
10/25
W 27-24
12.60 N/A 20 82 4.1 0 24 3 29 9.7 0 18 1 0
10/18
W 7-38
16.70 66.15 20 101 5.0 1 14 1 1 1.0 0 1 0 0