ABOUT MARCUS 2017-06-02T12:59:44+00:00

Marcus Lattimore Bio

High School

Marcus Lattimore, a native of Duncan, South Carolina, graduated from Byrnes High School in May 2010. In high school, Lattimore earned USA Today’s high school All-American honors and was named South Carolina’s “Mr. Football” his senior year. He also played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and earned several other accolades throughout his high school career. Marcus Lattimore remains one of the most decorated players in South Carolina high school football history.


After graduating from Byrnes High School, Marcus signed with the University of South Carolina to play football for Coach Steve Spurrier. Marcus was a three year letterman for the Gamecocks and led the team to their first Southeastern Conference championship game in 2010 as the starting running back. Again, Marcus was recognized for several awards during his college football career including: SEC Academic Honor Roll, SEC Freshman of the Year (2010), Sporting News NCAA Freshman of the Year (2010), First-Team All-SEC (2010), Second-Team All-American (2010), Second-Team All-SEC (2011). Mr. Lattimore also set the South Carolina single-game rushing record of 246 yards against the Naval Academy on September 17, 2011 and set the South Carolina all-time record with 41 career touchdowns scored. Marcus competed at USC for three seasons and decided to forego his senior year.


On April 27, 2013 Marcus was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round (131st overall) of the NFL draft. In 2013 he was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list due to previous injuries in college. After two seasons, Marcus retired from the 49ers and returned to South Carolina where he now resides and is finishing his degree in Public Health. Marcus is very active in numerous philanthropic events and organizations throughout the country. His main focus of philanthropic service is growing the image of The Marcus Lattimore Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to provide assistance to high school athletes who may not have sufficient insurance to obtain quality rehabilitation from sports-related injuries. The Foundation will also help high school student-athletes prepare to compete at the collegiate level through numerous educational sessions.

Connect Socially

Be sure to connect with Marcus on social media to get a first-hand insight of what he is doing on and off the field, as well as check the website for upcoming foundation events, football camps, and news about Marcus.

“I wouldn’t have made it without my faith in Jesus Christ”

Marcus Lattimore

“I’d like to be remembered as a guy who played the game the right way. I’d like to be a role model for other kids. I want to make an impact in the state of South Carolina in some way.”

Marcus Lattimore

The Marcus Lattimore Foundation/DREAMS is committed to youth development programs and initiatives which emphasize Christian values, character, life-skills development, education, recreation, and health and wellness.The foundation will build community partnerships with other non-profit organizations and schools to encourage and aid our youth toward exemplifying upstanding citizen role models and dynamic leaders of tomorrow through teaching Christian virtues of chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility. This foundation exists to help youth leagues, parents, and high school and college student athletes.