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Rookie Conner stars in Steelers' 17-13 win over Falcons

PITTSBURGH (AP) James Conner overcame Hodgkin's lymphoma and a serious right knee injury to reach the NFL. He showed in his Pittsburgh Steelers debut Sunday that he plans to stick around for a while.

The rookie running back from the University of Pittsburgh broke off runs of 17 and 19 yards, leading to Bart Houston's go-ahead, 6-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's 17-13 exhibition victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Conner was greeted with an ovation on the third series of the game when he made his first carry. The third-round pick busted off three other runs longer than 10 yards and had 98 yards rushing on 20 carries.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
Atlanta 000-
Carolina 000-
New Orleans 000-
Tampa Bay 000-
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Ryan4944
Pass TDs: M. Ryan38
Rush Yds: D. Freeman1079
Rush TDs: D. Freeman11
Rec Yds: J. Jones1409
Rec TDs: T. Gabriel6
Int: D. Jones3
Sacks: V. Beasley Jr.15.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6653 (2)
Passing Yards: 4960 (2)
Rushing Yards: 1928 (5)
Points per game: 33.8 (1)
Yards per game: 415.8 (2)
Touchdowns: 58 (1)
Field Goals: 34 (4)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5939 (25)
Passing Yards: 4495 (28)
Rushing Yards: 1672 (17)
Points per game: 25.4 (27)
Yards per game: 371.2 (25)
Touchdowns: 46 (29)
Field Goals: 23 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/19 A. Pasztor signed
8/19 M. Lucas cut
8/16 J. Pressley signed
8/15 B. Daniels cut
8/9 D. Freeman re-signed Five-year extension (through 2022)
8/8 K. Taylor signed
8/6 J. Collins suspended 10 games (NFL Policy on PEDs)
8/4 D. Fuller on IR torn ACL
7/28 B. Cherry signed
7/28 R. Davis III signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
8/4 D. Fuller torn ACL (IR)
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