College Athelete Reveals He Is 'Clean Of Cancer'

Incredibly awesome!

When University of Pittsburgh running back James Conner was first diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in December, the 21-year-old vowed that he was going to play football again.

"Fear is a choice," he said. "I chose not to fear cancer. We're going to fight, and we're going to beat this thing."

The 2014 ACC Player of the Year underwent 12 separate chemotherapy treatments for the cancer in his neck and chest. Connor completed the final treatment two weeks ago.


The results came back today — and they were so outstanding that she shared them on Twitter.

During Conner's journey through cancer treatment, he became a household name by appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and for throwing the opening day pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

People on Twitter congratulated Conner for overcoming cancer and for serving as an inspiration:

(H/T: NBC Sports)

Cover via Matt Kincaid / Getty Images

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