Even though Pittsburgh Steelers' running back James Conner has been part of the team for less than four months, he had the 2nd best-selling jersey in the NFL last month, right behind New England Patriots' Tom Brady, and right ahead of Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott. Pretty impressive for a 22-year-old running back, who has yet to set foot on the field for a regular season game.
He was ranked 11th back in June, which is a significant increase for him. Fellow Steeler Antonio Brown is ranked 10th, while Le'Veon Bell and T.J. Watt are respectively 21st and 25th.
Conner was selected in the third round of this year's NFL draft, the 105th overall pick. The 6’1”, 233-pound running back rushed for 3,733 yards and 52 touchdowns during his college career at the University of Pittsburgh, even though he had to stop playing for six months to battle Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2015.
Right after the draft, Conner gave an interview to GoErie.com, and said he is excited to start working with the team:
“I got the opportunity I wanted and I’m ready to go to work right now,” Conner said after pulling on a white Steelers ball cap. “Let’s go. Let’s win the Super Bowl.”
Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Keystone Press