By: Jessica Costello
Surprising family with cars or houses is pretty common for NFL players, and Pittsburgh Steelers‘ running back, James Conner, did just that.
Last Saturday, Conner surprised his father, Glen Conner Sr. with a new GMC truck.
And his reaction?
Bought my pops a truck! He was hype ???????????????????? pic.twitter.com/QSrH2bdiTS
— James Conner (@JamesConner_) June 6, 2020
Pittsburgh picked up Conner in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. And infamously got his chance to start for the team after former running back, Le’Veon Bell, held out for the season in 2018.
The running back was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2015 and after treatment, announced he was cancer-free in 2016.
Conner came to the Steelers and gained 1,394 scrimmage yards and tallied 20 touchdowns the following season.
He’ll take the field this season in the final year of his rookie contract, and Conner has made it clear he wants to remain with Pittsburgh far beyond 2020.
On ‘The Adam Schefter Podcast‘ Conner said it would be ‘hard for him’ to wear another jersey in the NFL.
“Just because of everything and what this city means to me. The city I played my college ball in, the city I had my life saved in, became healthy. The city I got drafted to and I want to be able to say the city I brought a championship to. It would be hard. I’m Pittsburgh through and through. But like I said, I’m big on my faith so I’m always going to end up doing and being where I’m supposed to be through the Lord’s guidance and direction. We’ll see. We’ll take it one day at a time; I’m staying in the moment.”