NFL Running Back Workloads: Week 1
Dom Murtha breaks down all of the top storylines across NFL backfields and gives insight on what to expect going forward.
Born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, committed and played college ball at the University of Pittsburgh, and drafted a Pittsburgh Steeler – the essence of western Pennsylvania runs through the veins of this running back. No, I’m not talking about three-time Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell, but instead, suddenly rising star – James Conner .
Coming out of high school, Conner was one of the highly regarded running back recruits in the nation, especially while coming off of a near 1,700 yard season to go along with over 25 rushing touchdowns as senior in 2012. After choosing to stay close to home by playing at the University of Pittsburgh, Conner quickly became a star, leading the team in rushing as a freshman, finishing one yard shy of 800 for the season. By his sophomore season, Conner was smack dab in the middle of Heisman contention. By the end of 2014, Conner had racked up an astounding 1,765 rushing yards and managed to set a conference record with 26...