James Conner isn’t from Pittsburgh, but as someone that has spent his last six seasons playing in the Steel City between the Pitt Panthers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s become home to him.
As a result, Conner decided that this Sunday, he wanted to pay tribute to Pittsburgh-born rapper Mac Miller.
Miller died of a drug overdose in California on Sept. 7. He was noted as a fan of all the Pittsburgh sports teams, but especially the Steelers. Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs is the Steelers 2018 opener and the first for the team at Heinz Field since Miller’s death.
Conner is expected to start for the second straight week thanks to the continued absence of Le’Veon Bell. Conner had 135 yards on 31 carries and two touchdowns in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns.