James Conner

After 12 rounds of chemo treatments, Pitt running back James Conner got great news from his doctors: Tests found no trace of cancer in his body.

Those test results mean Conner could be making his way back to the gridiron in the near future.

Conner was a national story earlier this year, when his season was ended early due to a diagnosis of Hodgkin's Lymphoma. It was the same diagnosis that hit Kansas City Chiefs star Eric Berry in late 2014.

Berry became an inspiration to Conner, and the two famously met on the set of The Ellen Show earlier this year. Berry encouraged Conner to remain mentally tough, telling him: "It's never about the chemo, it's never about the cancer, it's all about what you're willing to put in to overcome whatever the obstacle is."

Twelve rounds of chemo later, Conner has overcome that giant obstacle.

Let's hope this diagnosis clears the way for Conner's return to the football field this fall.

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