Found April 25, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
The heart-warming and feel-good story of the 2013 NFL Draft has to be Marcus Lattimore‘s stunning participation in South Carolina’s pro day that had scouts and reporters in awe back in March. After seeing the horrendous injury he suffered during the 2012 season, tearing three out of four ligaments in his knee, it’s damn near improbable that he has bounced back so quickly. (If you need a refresher about the injury Lattimore suffered, here’s an article I wrote back in March) While Lattimore has been slotted somewhere around the third round of this year’s draft, some out there have wondered if a team rich with draft picks (San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens) will take a gamble on him knowing they have some margin for error to take a high ceiling/high risk guy. Lattimore projects to fit best with a team that already has a RB1 who’s looking for a good change of pace type back to carry the rock roughly 10 times per game. When looking at Lattimore’s prognosis, look no...

Under Armour signs Marcus Lattimore

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Under Armour has signed South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore to an endorsement deal. Under Armour has signed Marcus Lattimore — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) April 25, 2013 Not bad for a running back that will likely be taken in the mid-rounds after suffering a serious knee injury last year.   Need NFL Tickets? The post Under...

Where Will Marcus Lattimore Get Drafted?

For those of you remember watching the Tennessee vs. South Carolina football game this past October, you remember the injury to Marcus Lattimore.The South Carolina back suffered a serious knee injury during the game that not only left his season in doubt, but his career. Six months post surgery to repair the dislocated knee cap and torn ligaments, Lattimore is waiting to see what team will take

Why We Should All Root For Marcus Lattimore To Succeed In San Francisco

I don’t really mix religion and sports together too much if at all, but I’m beyond ecstatic right now and truly feel there is a god today. So many times in this business we end up writing or reporting on athletes who lack humility, morals, and have no heart whatsoever. The Marcus Lattimore story has been discussed at exhaustion, but after two knee surgeries, the last one being...

Ex-Gamecock Marcus Lattimore braces for NFL draft

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer Marcus Lattimore and his repaired knees are finally on the clock at the NFL draft. The ex-South Carolina tailback will be in Atlanta with his representatives the next few days waiting to find out when or if he will get selected in the draft that starts Thursday. Lattimore was projected to be the first running back off the...

49ers draft RB Marcus Lattimore

The San Francisco 49ers selected running back Marcus Lattimore out of South Carolina with the second of their two fourth-round selections in the NFL draft Saturday. Lattimore comes to the 49ers after a junior season during which he suffered a career-threatening right knee injury in South Carolina's ninth game, one year after Lattimore suffered torn ligaments in his left knee...

49ers select RB Marcus Lattimore with the 131st pick

CBS Sports CBS Sports Overview Lattimore signed with South Carolina rated by some recruiting experts as the elite running back prospect in the country two years ago. He quickly proved well worth the hype, rushing for 1,197 yards and a scoring a school-record 19 touchdowns (17 rushing, two receiving) to earn not only First Team All-SEC honors but also earn recognition as...

NFL Draft Live Blog Day 3: Marcus Lattimore Goes No. 131 Overall to 49ers

1:48 p.m.: Marcus Lattimore is off the board, and of course he’s going to San Francisco. The 49ers have had quite a draft so far. Harvard fullback Kyle Juszczyk went to the Ravens, as did Ohio State linebacker/defensive end John Simon. The 49ers have now taken Eric Reid, Tank Carradine, Vance McDonald, Corey Lemonier, Quinton Patton and now Lattimore, who tore two ACLs while at...
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