james conner mug 2022

James Conner



Experience: 6 years

Height: 6-1

Age: 27

Weight: 233 lbs

College: Pittsburgh


  • CAR
  • YDS
  • AVG
  • TDS


2022Arizona Cardinals131837824.32374826.2303
2021Arizona Cardinals152027523.735155326.2302
2020Pittsburgh Steelers131697214.35964224.8512
2019Pittsburgh Steelers1011646442542622.4201
2018Pittsburgh Steelers132159734.530125626903
2017Pittsburgh Steelers14321444.5230412.5100


2022Arizona Cardinals13463006.52211328.320
2021Arizona Cardinals153737510.14531848.651
2020Pittsburgh Steelers13352156.11801028.600
2019Pittsburgh Steelers10342517.42631441.240
2018Pittsburgh Steelers135549792912036.450
2017Pittsburgh Steelers140000000


2022Arizona Cardinals133104
2021Arizona Cardinals152001
2020Pittsburgh Steelers132002
2019Pittsburgh Steelers10111
2018Pittsburgh Steelers13420
2017Pittsburgh Steelers14


2022Arizona Cardinals13110000
2021Arizona Cardinals15110000
2020Pittsburgh Steelers13110000
2019Pittsburgh Steelers10
2018Pittsburgh Steelers13330000
2017Pittsburgh Steelers14



  • Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on 4/13/21 as an unrestricted free agent following four seasons (2017-20) with Pittsburgh. Re-signed with Arizona in March of 2022, agreeing to a three-year contract.
  • A two-time Pro Bowl (2018, '21), two-time Player of the Week (Week 8 of 2018; Week 8 of 2019) and one-time Player of the Month (October of 2018) selection.
  • Earned Pro Bowl honors for the second time in his career during his inaugural season with Arizona in 2021, becoming just the fifth Cardinals RB to receive Pro Bowl honors during his first season with the team: Ollie Matson (1952), Johnny Roland (1966), Ottis Anderson (1979) and Johnny Johnson (1990).
  • Played in 15 games (6 starts) during the regular season in 2021 and finished the year with 752 yards and 15 rushing on 202 rushing attempts while adding 37 receptions for 375 yards and three TDs. Also scored the Cardinals lone TD in the Wild Card matchup.
  • His 18 total TDs marked the second-highest single-season total in Cardinals history and ranked third in the NFL in 2021. His 15 rushing TDs also represented the second-highest single-season total in team annals and ranked second in the NFL last season.
  • All 18 of his TDs during the 2021 regular season came in his final 13 games played. Had six games with multiple TDs last season, joining RB David Johnson (8 in 2016) as the only players in franchise history to have at least six such performances in a single season.
  • Had at least one TD (rushing or receiving) in seven consecutive games (Games 7-13) in 2021, tied for the longest streak in franchise history. Included in that stretch was a streak of five straight games with a rushing TD, tying the longest such streak in team history.
  • In Arizona, has reunited with RBs coach James Saxon who was his position coach in Pittsburgh between 2017-18. Saxon has been Conner's position coach during both of his Pro Bowl seasons.
  • Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection with the Steelers in 2018, when he rushed for 12 TDs (third in the NFL) and 973 yards while catching 55 passes for 497 yards a TD in just 13 games.
  • With the Steelers, appeared in 50 games (33 starts) and ran for 2,302 yards and 22 TDs on 532 carries (4.3-yard avg.) along with 124 receptions for 963 yards and four TDs.
  • After tearing his MCL during the first game of his junior year at the University of Pittsburgh (2015), attended rehab and began experiencing excessive fatigue and other symptoms, leading doctors to perform a chest x-ray that revealed Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He endured 12 rounds of chemotherapy and completed his last chemo appointment on May 9, 2016. On May 23, 2016, he announced that he was cancer free.