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Joe Boozell | NCAA.com | November 14, 2016

Connor, Schmidt finally meet after both battling cancer

James Conner’s story is known at this point, but that doesn’t make it any less special. The star Pittsburgh running back fought and overcame Hodgkin’s Lymphoma this past year, and now, he’s dominating on the football field. Conner led the way in the Panthers’ huge upset over Clemson on Saturday.

Speaking of the Tigers, former Clemson starting pitcher Clate Schmidt is also a cancer survivor. Schmidt was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in May 2015; he became cancer free later that summer.

Conner and Schmidt had a chance to meet this weekend for the first time, and it was extremely touching. Take a look:

Awesome.

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