Steelers RB James Conner named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
James Conner’s latest feat earned him recognition from the NFL.
The second-year running back was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday after he rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 33-18 victory against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Conner also had 66 yards receiving on five catches.
It is the first such honor for Conner, who has excelled as the starter this year in Le’Veon Bell’s absence.
“It’s special,” Conner said. “There’s still a lot of football left, and that’s nice. That’s not the ultimate goal. The ultimate goal is playing in February. For this week, though, it’s a credit to the big guys up front.”
Conner became the first player in franchise history to record at least 100 rushing yards and two touchdowns in three straight games. He is third in the NFL with 599 rushing yards.
“I think I do a good job preparing throughout the week,” Conner said. “I think I’m trying to get better every week. Nothing in this game comes easy. If you put the work in, you’ll have success.”
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