James Conner: The Triumphs of a Football Hero
The Inspiring Biography of a Pennsylvania Football Star!
James Conner grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, and from a young age, he showed promise as a gifted athlete. In high school, he was an unblockable defensive end. When he finally got his chance at lead running back, he became one of the most exciting offensive players in the state. At the end of his high school career, he chose to attend college in Pittsburgh-and became one of the top players in the country. But after he suffered a severe injury and then was diagnosed with cancer, his future in football was in jeopardy. This is a story of determination and perseverance. It is proof that anything is possible with hard work and a winning attitude.
Pennsylvania author Larry Schardt chronicles James' rise from a relatively unappreciated college prospect to one of the best running backs in professional sports. Complete with full-color photographs, this true story will inspire readers of all ages. With sports accounts from high school (Erie McDowell), college (University of Pittsburgh), and the pros (Pittsburgh Steelers), James Conner is a must-read for every sports fan in Pittsburgh and beyond. The book was named one of the 24 Best Sports Biography Books of All Time by BookAuthority.
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