CAROLINA FOREST, S.C. (WBTW) – Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore was in the Grand Strand Saturday afternoon to hold his First Choice Fit youth football camp at Carolina Forest.
Lattimore holds the record for career rushing touchdowns at South Carolina, but two major knee injuries forced him to retire at the age of 23. After his junior season, he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers but never got a chance to show his NFL potential.
Lattimore remembers how the people of the Grand Strand wrote him letters during some of his times of adversity and that’s motivated him to give back to this community.
“There’s a lot of Gamecock fans out here,” Lattimore said. “So it’s always good to meet new people. This community is special because the kids are talented and they have a lot of potential. I guess seeing someone like me who was on a national stage at one point in my life, I’m able to resonate with so many kids.”