PITTSBURGH (AP) James Conner long envisioned the day he would walk into the indoor practice facility the Pittsburgh Panthers share with the Pittsburgh Steelers and be welcomed by a sea of NFL scouts and coaches.
Yet the record-setting running back didn't envision it quite like this, walking from station to station with a crew from NFL Films in tow to chronicle another important step in the 21-year-old's remarkable comeback from a battle with cancer.
Conner spent a large portion of last spring sitting in a chair, chemotherapy dripping through an IV into his arm. The drugs saved his life but sapped his strength. Just not his resolve.