James Earl Conner is an American football running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football at Pittsburgh and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Born on May 5, 1995 (age 26 years), in Erie, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America to his parents Kelly Patterson and Glen Conner, James grew up attending high school at McDowell Senior High School.
James’ biological parents divorced when he was four years old, in 1999. Kelly, his mother, was 17 years old when she became a mother for the first time, according to sources.
He was a running back and defensive lineman on the Trojans football team. As a senior, he rushed for 1,680 yards on 155 carries and 26 touchdowns. He committed to play college football at the University of Pittsburgh in August 2012.
James was signed by the Arizona Cardinals to a one-year, $1.75 million contract on April 13 after he stayed on the free-agent market for almost a month.