Conner is a recognized and established professional who has positively impacted the development of numerous collegiate and professional athletes.
At Vicksburg High School (Vicksburg, MS), he was an All-American in the 440-yard dash (48.0) and was a member of the Mile Relay team that shattered the state record by 3 seconds. During his senior year under the tutelage of Coach Cardell Jones, his speed increased from 4.7 to 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash within a 3-month period. His quarter time dropped 6 full seconds over the course of the track season, also.
At Mississippi State University, his personal best in the 400-meter dash was 46.2 in his sophomore year. He also played wide receiver and kick returner on the football team. His fastest collegiate 40-yard dash was 4.35 on grass. After college, he clocked several 4.2′s in the 40.
As a professional, Conner played with the New Jersey Generals, San Antonio Gunslingers and the Houston Gamblers of the now defunct United States Football League(USFL). He was brought into training camp as a free agent without a contract until he ran consecutive 4.3′s on grass.
Before and during his professional football career, Conner was sought by collegiate and professional athletes to train with him, discuss running techniques and training philosophies. Sports agents continue to send their clients to him to assess their talent, improve their physical condition, develop their speed and improve their football skills. To see a list of Sam’s clients click here.