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Conner established himself as one of the country’s elite offensive players with a decorated and prolific sophomore season…was named a first team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)…became Pitt’s first running back to garner first-team All-America honors in 27 years, dating back to Craig “Ironhead” Heyward in 1987…Conner was also a second-team All-America pick by the Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Phil Steele, Sporting News, Walter Camp Football Foundation and USA TODAY…selected the ACC Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year by the league’s media and coaches…rushed for 1,765 yards and 26 touchdowns on 298 carries (5.9 avg.)…ranked third nationally in rushing touchdowns, fourth in scoring (12.0 ppg.), sixth in rushing yards per game (135.8 avg.) and seventh in total rushing yards…led the ACC in each of those four categories…set Pitt single-season records for rushing TDs, total TDs (26) and points (156)…Conner surpassed the legendary Tony Dorsett to achieve each of the three marks…Dorsett held those Pitt records for 38 years, compiling 140 points on 23 touchdowns (22 by rush) during his 1976 Heisman Trophy season…Conner’s 26 rushing touchdowns also set an ACC record, surpassing Ryan Williams’ (Virginia Tech) mark of 21 set in 2009…Conner’s 1,765 rushing yards rank third in ACC history and fourth in Pitt annals.