This might be the best story heading into this years NFL season. Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back James Conner has been through a lot over the past few years, but things finally appear to be paying off the kid. Conner, who battled Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2015 while a junior at Pitt, now has the top-selling jersey in the NFL.
New week, wow. Top spot! pic.twitter.com/Z2cZ0AHWHr
— James Conner (@JamesConner_) July 25, 2017
Now this is an awesome story. By virtually all accounts, Conner is a great kid who overcame a horrific disease to realize his dream of being drafted into the NFL. The Steelers made him their third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft (No. 105 overall) and now the Erie, Pennsylvania native will be able to play professionally in the state he grew up in.
The fact that Conner’s story is resonating with so many people that his No. 30 has surpassed Tom Brady as the top-selling jersey is amazing.