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Here's The College GameDay Feature On James Conner's Cancer Battle

James Conner lying in a hospital bed.

The James Conner GameDay special that ESPN aired Saturday morning is set to go viral. Conner's incredible battle against cancer should serve as inspiration to anyone diagnosed with the disease.

Pitt running back James Conner was one of the most feared tailbacks in the country in 2014, racking up 1,765 yards and 26 touchdowns. After suffering an MCL injury early on in 2015, Conner got some even worse health news in late November. Conner was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Over the next few months, Conner underwent chemotherapy to treat the disease. He also made sure to keep up with his workouts during the process. His doctor, Stanley Marks, told USA Today that Conner took staying active "to an extreme" during his treatments.

“The day after, many patients spend it taking it easy,” said Dr. Stanley Marks, who treated Conner at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “He would go and workout. I emphasized to him the importance of staying active and working out with obviously limitations based on his fatigue, but he took it to an extreme.”

This past May, doctors determined that his body was clean of cancer.

Last week, Conner returned to the field for the Panthers and scored the first touchdown of the season for his team. It was an incredible moment. Here's video from a fan who watched it live from the stands, if you haven't seen it yet:

Saturday, ESPN is set to air an incredibly touching segment on Conner's battle. It even features video of some of the chemotherapy treatments. Tom Rinaldi narrated the piece. The network released a preview of the segment earlier this week.

Conner's return, which came in a win over Villanova, saw the star running back rush for 53 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. It's assumed that his role will increase as the season progresses.

Update: Here's the entire feature, via ESPN's College GameDay.

Conner's Pitt Panthers take on Penn State this afternoon at Noon.