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2017 NFL Draft Pick (Pittsburgh Steelers, Round 3, Pick 105) ACC All-Time Touchdowns Leader (56) ACC All-Time Rushing TDs Leader (52) 2016 First Team All-ACC 2016 Disney Sports Spirit Award 2016 FWAA Courage Award 2016 Brian Piccolo Award 2016 Maxwell Club Thomas Brookshier Spirit Award 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team 2014 First Team All-American (AFCA) 2014 ACC Player of the Year 2014 First Team All-ACC 2nd All-Time at Pitt in Rush Yards (3,733) 2nd All-Time at Pitt in Touchdowns (56) 2nd All-Time at Pitt in Rush TDs (52) 3rd All-Time at Pitt in Points Scored (338) 2016: Conner made a heroic journey back to the field after enduring a season-ending knee injury followed by a diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma...publicly announcing his cancer in December 2015, he vigorously participated in Pitt's winter workouts while undergoing chemotherapy...declared cancer free in May, Conner emphatically stated his goal was to be running the football again this fall... 3, he ran onto the turf at Heinz Field as a starting running back and newly elected team captain 364 days after his knee injury and less than four months following his final chemotherapy treatment...Conner's inspirational return was nothing short of spectacular..was named first team All-ACC this season, rushing for 1,092 yards and 16 touchdowns on 216 carries (5.1 avg.)...Conner's 1,765 rushing yards rank third in ACC history and fourth in Pitt annals...achieved his impressive rushing totals despite being hindered by a hip injury in his final two regular-season games (Nov. Bowling Green, drawing a key holding call on the Falcons' final possession...named to the All-Bowl Team and the 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..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..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. HIGH SCHOOL: Highly productive runner and pass rusher at Mc Dowell, earning accolades for both roles...selected All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers as a senior running back...named All-District 10..Mc Dowell 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..a Mc Dowell single-season record with 164 points, including 26 touchdowns (tied for the most in school history), three 2-point conversions and a safety..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...2015: Entered the season owning status as one of college football's biggest stars following an accomplished sophomore year...unfortunately, Conner's junior year was limited to just one half of play as he sustained a season-ending right knee injury (MCL) in the opener against Youngstown State...received a medical redshirt..less than two full quarters of action against YSU, rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries (9.6 avg.) and also had a seven-yard reception...named to the prestigious Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which honors 22 football student-athletes who have made a positive impact on others and their communities.2014: Conner established himself as one of the country's elite offensive players with a decorated and prolific sophomore season..named a first team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)...became Pitt's first running back to garner first-team All-America honors in 27 years, dating back to Craig "Ironhead" Heyward in 1987...Family claims that Leggett was blindfolded were disputed by the chapter.
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