Name: James Conner

Position: RB

Ht.-Wt.: 6-1, 233

School: Pittsburgh

Key stat: Put together a superb 2014 season, rushing for 1,765 yards and 26 touchdowns before his career, and life, took a dramatic turn.

Notable: While rehabbing a knee injury in 2015, was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma, and overcame it to return to the field in 2016, rushing for another 1,000 yards and 16 TDs to finish second all-time in Pitt history in both categories.