Twelve Pittsburgh players will be headed to Heinz Field on Saturday. But they will be leaving their helmets at home.
The 12-member #ConnerStrong team will race in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual “Race to Anyplace” at Heinz Field on Saturday, competing in a six-hour stationary bike race. The race is comprised of 24 15-minute heats, and players will take turns on the bike to try and rack up the most miles and most money raised. Coach Pat Narduzzi learned about the event through his daughter, Arianna, and told the team about it. Players then signed up to participate.
Conner is halfway done with his treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, with six rounds of chemotherapy left. He has targeted a return to the football field in September.