A Greenville (S.C.) family will be honoring former Gamecock running back Marcus Lattimore with an endowment to the Garnet Way Campaign. The University of South Carolina Athletics Department announced the receipt of the gift establishing a football scholarship by the David Glenn family.
Since 2006, South Carolina Athletics has raised over $200 million through the Garnet Way Campaign. Part of the $1 billion Carolina's Promise Campaign, Garnet Way raises money for student-athlete scholarships and facilities.
The endowment will provide a scholarship each year to a walk-on student-athlete. Like Lattimore, the recipients will exude the highest character and integrity and leadership skills.
"Marcus is a great Gamecock and this scholarship is a terrific way to recognize his legacy at South Carolina," stated Athletics Director Ray Tanner.
Lattimore attended Byrnes High School in Spartanburg, S.C. and wore his garnet and black for the first time in 2010. Noted for his hard-work ethic and demeanor on and off the field. His respectable attributes not only gained him Gamecock fans attention, but Lattimore gained fans across the country.
The RB was a standout.?
His freshman year, Lattimore earned second-team All-American honors while being a National Freshman of the Year and first-team All-SEC performer gaining 1,197 yards with 17 rushing touchdowns.
Lattimore saw his season end prematurely his sophomore year when he suffered a knee injury in a win against Mississippi State. And despite playing only seven games that season, he was recognized as a second-team All-SEC pick.
The all-star running back was able to return in 2012 for his junior season, after a year-long rehabilitation. Leading the Gamecocks in rushing, Lattimore found himself again injured in the win over Tennessee.
The South Carolina star received national support and recognition from people all over the country.
These are just a few of his notable achievements in less than three full seasons with the Gamecocks.
-6th in school history with 2,677 rushing yards
-4th in school history with 555 rushing attempts
-Set the South Carolina all-time record with 41 career touchdowns
-Tied for second with 11 career 100-yard rushing games
The running back was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round as the 131st overall pick.
Also, Lattimore now holds The Marcus Lattimore Foundation/DREAMS that's committed to youth development programs utilizing Christian values, instilling character and life-skills, and promoting health and wellness.
"We are thankful for the Glenn Family's commitment to our University and football program," stated Tanner.
For more information or to give to the campaign, please contact the Athletics Development Office at 803-777-4276.