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Marcus Lattimore, RB

School: South Carolina  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Duncan, SC
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 221 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
138104-5
2012 Season
Gamecocks' leading rusher with 662 yards and 11 touchdowns despite playing just nine games... named honorable mention All-SEC by the Associated Press... earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the fourth time in his career after rushing for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in the season-opening win at Vanderbilt... tied the school record for career touchdowns with his 33rd when he went in from six yards out against East Carolina... carried 12 times for 85 yards and a touchdown against UAB... the touchdown was the 34th of his career, establishing a new school record... became the school's all-time leader in rushing touchdowns when he had a pair of short TD bursts against Missouri while carrying 21 times for 85 yards... also caught a career-high seven passes for 60 yards... carried 23 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns in the win at Kentucky... 108 of his 120 yards came in the second half... logged 109 rushing yards and a touchdown against Georgia... it was his third 100-yard rushing game against the Bulldogs.

Earned a spot on Phil Steele's first-team Midseason All-SEC squad... scored the 40th touchdown of his career at LSU... did not make the start at Florida due to an injury that kept him sidelined during the week of practice... it was the first game of his collegiate career that he played in and did not start... suffered a severe right knee injury in the win over Tennessee which ended his season prematurely for the second year in a row... prior to the injury had rushed 11 times for 65 yards, including a 28-yard scoring burst, his 41st career touchdown and 38th career rushing TD... underwent knee surgery on November 2... ranks sixth in school history with 2,677 rushing yards, fourth in rushing attempts with 555, first in both rushing (38) and total (41) touchdowns, third in points scored (246) and tied for second with 11 career 100-yard rushing games... was especially impressive in leading the Gamecocks to three-straight wins over Georgia with 88 carries for 467 yards and four touchdowns rushing against the Bulldogs... named the Dr. Harris Pastides Scholar-Athlete for football at the 2012 Garnet & Black Spring Game... invited to the NFL Combine.

2011 Season
Heisman Trophy candidate before his season ended prematurely when he suffered a knee injury in the win at Mississippi State... finished his second campaign with 818 yards on 163 carries, an average of 5.0 yards per carry... had 10 rushing touchdowns... also caught 19 passes for 182 yards and a score... ranked among the SEC and national leaders in rushing at 116.9 yards per game, scoring at 9.4 points per game, and in all-purpose yards per game at 142.9, but did not play in enough games to qualify for the national rankings... had four 100-yard rushing games (East Carolina-112; Georgia-176; Navy-246; Kentucky-102)... his 246-yard performance against Navy set a career high and was the fourth-highest single game total in school history... had a 52-yard touchdown reception right before the half that was a key play in the win over Vanderbilt... despite playing just seven games, still was named second-team All-SEC by both the Associated Press, the SEC Coaches, Rivals.com and Phil Steele... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2010 Season
True freshman who electrified South Carolina, the SEC and the nation... named first-team All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com, second team by Walter Camp and fourth team by Phil Steele... unanimous choice for National Freshman of the Year... also a unanimous selection as SEC Freshman of the Year and a first-team All-SEC choice by both the league's coaches and the AP... named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week twice after performances against Georgia and Florida... was the SEC Freshman of the Week on four occasions: honored after the Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Troy games... led the Gamecocks with 1,197 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns on 249 carries... also had 29 receptions for 412 yards and two more scores... became the school's freshman record-holder in rushing yardage, passing Thomas Dendy's 28-year-old record of 848 yards... notched the third-best single-season rushing total in Carolina history, behind only George Rogers' 1,681 yards in 1979 and 1,894 yards in his Heisman Trophy-winning 1980 season... became SC's all-time single-season leader in touchdowns with 19, breaking Harold Green's record of 16 set in 1987... had 114 points, setting the school record previously held by PK Collin Mackie with 113 in 1987... fell one TD shy of the SEC record for TDs by a freshman, set by Tennessee's Reggie Cobb in 1990... finished third in the SEC in rushing yards (92.1) and all-purpose yards (123.8) per game... was fifth in the league in scoring and third among non-kickers... started all 13 games in which he appeared... career debut was a 14-carry, 54-yard, two-touchdown effort versus Southern Miss... had a breakout game with a 37-carry, 182-yard, two-touchdown effort against Georgia in his second career game... the 182-yard effort was the most for a Carolina back since 2000... rushed 19 times for 97 yards with a long of 28 yards and one touchdown in the win over Furman... rushed 23 times for 93 yards and two scores and caught two passes for 16 yards and another score in the win over No. 1 Alabama... accounted for 204 yards of offense in the first half at Kentucky, carrying 13 times for 71 yards and catching four passes for 133 yards but suffered a sprained left ankle early in the third quarter and sat out the remainder of the game after logging two carries for eight yards in the second half... tied his career high with three touchdowns in the game, scoring on a 30-yard run, a 10-yard run and a 47-yard pass reception... scored a dozen touchdowns in his first six games as a collegian... named second-team Midseason All-SEC by Phil Steele... sat out the Vanderbilt game while nursing the ankle injury... had a 29-carry, 184-yard outing against Tennessee and scored a touchdown for the seventh straight game... rewrote the Carolina record books with a school-record 40 carries for 212 yards and three TDs in win over Florida that clinched Carolina's first SEC Eastern Division title... combined with 31 yards on two catches, he outgained and outscored the Gators by himself (Lattimore: 243 yards, 18 points; Florida: 226 yards, 14 points)... became the first Gamecock to have three games with 180+ rushing yards in the same season... ran for three touchdowns on just seven carries vs. Troy... racked up 102 rushing yards, including a 58-yard run, and did not play in the second half... had 84 yards on 16 carries in SEC Championship Game... injured early in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Florida State... had a 53-yard reception before his early departure.
High School
One of the most decorated prospects in South Carolina high school history... rushed for 6,375 yards and scored 104 touchdowns in his prep career at Byrnes High School, graduating in 2010... named to Parade Magazine's 47th annual All-American High School Football Team... coached by Chris Miller... had 260 carries for 1,898 yards and 31 TDs as a senior... also caught 48 passes for 675 yards... named South Carolina's Mr. Football... was a two-time AP All-State honoree and the state's Gatorade Player of the Year... earned offensive MVP honors in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and also played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl... was a finalist for the U.S. Army Player of the Year... helped the Rebels reach the AAAA Division I championship game as a senior after leading his team to the state title in both 2007 and 2008... as a junior, rushed for 2,314 yards on 305 carries with 30 TDs... carried 284 times for 1,836 yards as a sophomore... regarded as the nation's second-best player by Sporting News... considered a five-star recruit, the nation's 10th-best player and second among the running backs, and the top player in the state by Rivals.com... ranked as a five-star prospect, the ninth-best player in the country and tops among the running backs by Scout.com... rated a four-star prospect, the nation's 19th-best player and the second best running back by ESPN.com... considered the nation's top running back prospect by SuperPrep... listed third on PrepStar's Top 150 Dream Team... named second-team All-American by MaxPreps.com and was an EA Sports All-American... named the ESPN RISE Junior National Football Player of the Year, earned a spot on the Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern team, and was a MaxPreps.com All-American as a junior... selected South Carolina over Auburn among many offers.
Injury Report
2012: Held out of spring practice while recovering from ACL surgery.

2011: Suffered a torn ACL against Mississippi State in the 10th game. Missed the remainder of the season.

Personal
Marcus Lattimore is working on a degree in public health... regarded as an excellent bowler... spends time in the community speaking to church and youth groups.
 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/08/2013 - 2013 South Carolina Pro Day: There were 32 NFL teams represented at South Carolina Pro Day on March 27. Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was among the coaches who attended. A total of 18 players worked out on field-turf outdoors in 50 degree weather with 5 mph wind. The scouts who attended enjoyed the well-run pro day. Marcus Lattimore RB (5-11 7/8, 219 pounds) - He did not do any sprints or jumps, but he did go through workout that approved by his medical team, however, Lattimore did catch the football in a stationary position. The entire South Carolina football team and Lattimore's mother gave Lattimore a loud ovation after he completed his final workout.

One scout said that as many pro days he's attended he's never seen a player get applauded for a workout. This kid is one of the nicest people you'll ever come across. His mother and step father are just wonderful people. It's unfortunate that he got hurt. He was a very, very good football player. It looks right now like he's battled all the odds and he's going to win and get a chance to play in the NFL. It's unbelievable what he's accomplished after a devastating injury in his last year at South Carolina. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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