2011: 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: 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.
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.