Marcus Lattimore returns to SC as director of player development

Annette Crawford
January 11, 2018

"He could have gone anywhere in the country and chose to stay here". He has an infectious attitude and personality and is a first-class individual.

The former Gamecock great, Duncan native and Byrnes High gradaute has accepted a position on head coach Will Muschamp's staff as the director of player development, sources told The State.

Marcus Lattimore set several programs records while at SC, and the former National Football League running back is returning to the school.

Lattimore has been a football coach for the last two years at Heathwood Hall, coaching the varsity team in 2017. "In the short time he has been at Heathwood, he has impacted the lives of the Heathwood community young and old", Hathwood Hall Athletic Director Jeff Whalen said. This is (Coach Will Muschamp's) program that he has brought and created and he wants me to direct that.

"It has been a pleasure to work with Marcus and during that time, I have been very lucky to have become good friends with him". We will definitely miss his presence on campus. In his freshman season, he was one of the best backs in the country, totaling more than 1,600 scrimmage yards and 19 touchdowns.

Former South Carolina star running back Marcus Lattimore, whose National Football League career was derailed by two devastating knee injuries in college, has returned to his alma mater to be a part of Will Muschamp's staff. After suffering multiple knee injuries in college, including a gruesome injury his junior year at SC that tore every ligament in his right knee and required surgery by specialist Dr. James Andrews, Baalke took a gamble on Lattimore in the fourth round.

Lattimore's job with USC will not involve any on-the-field coaching or recruiting. He signed with the 49ers out of college but never played a down.

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