One of the absolute best feel-good stories of the college football season unfolded Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

Pitt running back James Conner, who recently won a battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, led his team onto the field and scored two touchdowns against Villanova in his first game back since taking a leave of absence to focus on his health last fall.

Here’s Conner leading his team back out onto the field.

The emotionally uplifting score came midway through the second quarter, and was the first score of the season for the Panthers.

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