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Marcus Lattimore | Running Back

Team: South Carolina Gamecocks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 232

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Former South Carolina star RB Marcus Lattimore is returning to the Gamecocks to join the football staff.
Lattimore's position will be as Director of Player Development. Prior to that, the former tailback was head coach of Heathwood Hall High School in Columbia, South Carolina. A gruesome injury cut his collegiate and NFL career short, but at one point was one of the best collegiate running backs in the country. Jan 11 - 8:09 PM

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Former South Carolina star RB Marcus Lattimore will be named Heathwood Hall High School's head coach on Monday.

Lattimore joined the staff last spring after earning his degree. Initially he planned to join South Carolina's staff, but the NCAA somehow shut that down. The previous head coach when 3-15 over the last two seasons.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 11:25:00 AM

Legendary South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore will coach at Heathwood Hall High School in South Carolina as an offensive assistant.

Lattimore planned to work with the Gamecocks after earning his degree, but the NCAA deemed that impermissible. We expect Lattimore to continue to work his way up to the college coaching ranks. His degree is in public health.
Mon, May 9, 2016 09:23:00 AM

South Carolina HC Steve Spurrier said that there would be a place with the school for former South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore.

Lattimore announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday. His career was derailed by a gruesome knee injury in 2012. The 49ers drafted Lattimore, but the back was never able to take the field with the team. "Getting my knee fully back to the level the NFL demands has proven to be insurmountable," Lattimore said. He'll return to South Carolina to finish earning his degree. Coach Spurrier said, "If [Lattimore] wants to come back and work at the University of South Carolina, certainly the president, athletics director or myself -- whatever we could find job-wise for him here, we would certainly do that."
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 07:44:00 PM

49ers selected South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore with the No. 131 overall pick.

Lattimore (5-foot-11 1/4, 221) emerged on the national scene with 2,015 yards and 27 scores on his first 412 college carries (4.89 YPC). He tore his left ACL in October 2011 and returned as a shell of his old self in 2012, only to shred his right ACL, PCL, and LCL last October 27. Lattimore is a candidate to "redshirt" his rookie season, and there is no way to know what player he'll be upon return. With thunderous power and surprising agility, Lattimore looked like a top-10 pick in 2010-11. He ran with stiffness and less burst in 2012, looking more like a third- or fourth-rounder. Lattimore can be brought along slowly in San Francisco behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 01:51:00 PM

According to South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore, the Rams, Patriots, Eagles, and 49ers have shown the most interest in his services.

The 49ers intrigue us the most for two reasons. First, the team has a large amount of picks and could use one on an injury risk like Lattimore. Second, even though a new regime is in place since selecting Frank Gore, the team has a history of converting medical red flags into a productive player.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:44:00 AM

The St. Louis Rams hosted South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore and FSU OT Menelik Watson on April 9.

Lattimore would be an interesting addition for the team considering they just lost Steven Jackson. It's up in the air when he will actually play and what kind of player he will be, though. Watson may be a growing option for the Rams at either of their first round picks if they can't settle down OT Rodger Saffold. Watson is athletic and smart but still very raw.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 09:28:00 AM

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore has visits with the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams.

The Patriots seem to love high-character players and running backs, which is why their interest makes sense. As for the Rams, they recently lost longtime running back Steven Jackson to the Atlanta Falcons in free agency and need a powerful, downhill runner. If or when Lattimore is cleared medically to play football, he could be an option for the team. Lattimore recently did a workout for all 32 teams.
Source: USA Today
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 04:56:00 PM

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said RB Marcus Lattimore "may have jumped into the first round" following his private workout.

The comment is certainly hyperbole, though it would make for a great story, and comes following an impressive workout by Lattimore that drew a round of applause from scouts in attendance. The running back did agility drills and caught passes and says he has "no doubt" he'll play in the "first half" of 2013.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 05:22:00 PM

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore says "he has no doubt he will play in the first half of the 2013 NFL season," according to beat writer Josh Kendall.

It would certainly complete a stunning recovery. Lattimore completed rehab drills in front of NFL personnel on Wednesday, but his medical evaluation will make it difficult to project a draft slot. We expect the early parts of the third day, or possibly even late third-round.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 01:25:00 PM

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore is completing a 15 or 20 minute workout, consisting of rehab drills, for NFL teams at the school's pro day.

The workout includes ladder drills and other tests to show strength and ability to move on his injured knee, according to draft insider Tony Pauline. Expect a strong showing from NFL teams at South Carolina's pro day, but keep in mind each team will conduct their own medical evaluations.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 11:50:00 AM

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore says he has no pain in his knee.

Lattimore has spoken to the Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin, Denver Broncos' Willis McGahee and the San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore about overcoming the injury. All three told him that the most important thing is being positive. He says he "plans" on doing some kind of private workout for scouts before the draft.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 04:33:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore is unlikely to help the team that selects him during his rookie season.

"The medicals on him are not great," said Mort. "Dr. (James) Andrews, who did the surgery, says it's one of the toughest surgeries he's ever had. ... You take Marcus Lattimore, you're taking him for 2014. Nobody wants to shoot down the inspiration for him, but the bottom line is it's going to be a long road." This is the first negative, albeit realistic, report we have read, but expect Lattimore to draw a middle round selection.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 09:45:00 AM

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore will start running striders on Monday, according to NFL Draft legend Gil Brandt.

Lattimore will be on a running program but will not run forties for some time. The progression of his injury is outstanding thus far, and Lattimore continues to say he can make an impact early in the 2013 season.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 12:07:00 PM

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore said his medical exams took 4.5 hours on Friday.

We doubt this is the full set of medicals Lattimore will go through, but 32 teams took a look at his knee during that span of time. The running back felt it went well, but keep in mind that each team will make their own judgment of Lattimore's health before the draft. His progress thus far is reportedly outstanding.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 03:09:00 PM