The breakout season for James Conner continues.
Today, the former Pitt star was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month.
In three games (Steelers had their bye week in October) Conner rushed the ball 64 times for 367 yards (5.7 yards per carry), caught 13 passes for 159 yards and scored 6 touchdowns.
While LeVeon Bell continues to holdout, Conner has proven to the Steelers and the rest of the NFL that he is a featured back and worthy of the third round pick the team used on him last year.
Conner is tied for the most 100-yard games (4) along with having the most multiple rushing touchdown games (4) in the NFL through eight weeks.
The second year back has the third most rushing yards in the league with 599 yards, is fourth in total yards from scrimmage with 922 yards and has the second most rushing touchdowns (9).
Conner wasn’t the only Pitt man to be honored as Conner’s former teammate Aaron Donald was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month.
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