Lattimore Scholarship established for Gamecocks - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lattimore Scholarship established for Gamecocks

(Source: TheBigSpur.com) (Source: TheBigSpur.com)
GREENVILLE, SC (WIS) -

The Gamecocks have announced a scholarship named after former Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore.

The scholarship will be provided by an endowment from the Garnet Way Campaign given by the David Glenn family of Greenville. According to the Gamecocks Athletics Department, the scholarship will be awarded to a deserving football walk-on student-athlete displaying the highest character and integrity while exhibiting exemplary leadership skills.

"We are thankful for the Glenn Family's commitment to our University and football program," USC Athletics Director Ray Tanner said. "Marcus is a great Gamecock and this scholarship is a terrific way to recognize his legacy at South Carolina."

The former Byrnes High standout earned second-team All-America honors as a true freshman while being a unanimous National Freshman of the Year selection. Lattimore was also a first-team All-SEC performer after posting 1,197 yards and 17 rushing touchdowns.

Lattimore's career with the Gamecocks was abbreviated following a severe knee injury against Tennessee. Still, the former Heisman trophy candidate managed to become the sixth in school history with 2,677 rushing yards, fourth with 555 carries, third in points scored (246), tied for second with 11 career 100-yard rushing games, and the all-time leader in rushing touchdowns (38), total touchdowns (41).

He later went on to be drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2013 NFL Draft.

"Marcus has been an inspiration to many, including our family," said David Glenn. "It is our pleasure to give this gift to the athletics' program in his honor."

Copyright 2014 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • South Carolina holds on to upset No. 10 Auburn, 84-75

    South Carolina holds on to upset No. 10 Auburn, 84-75

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:12 PM EST2018-02-18 03:12:25 GMT
    (Source: WIS)(Source: WIS)

    Frank Booker scored 19 points, and South Carolina built a 26-point lead before holding on to defeat No. 10 Auburn 84-75 on Saturday, ending the Gamecocks' six-game losing streak.

    Frank Booker scored 19 points, and South Carolina built a 26-point lead before holding on to defeat No. 10 Auburn 84-75 on Saturday, ending the Gamecocks' six-game losing streak.

  • Waters' field goal gives LSU 64-63 win over Missouri

    Waters' field goal gives LSU 64-63 win over Missouri

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:00 PM EST2018-02-18 02:00:41 GMT
    Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB)Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB)

    Tremont Waters made a shot in the lane with 19 seconds remaining in the game to give LSU a 64-63 Southeastern Conference victory against Missouri on Saturday.

    Tremont Waters made a shot in the lane with 19 seconds remaining in the game to give LSU a 64-63 Southeastern Conference victory against Missouri on Saturday.

  • Kentucky beats Alabama 81-71 behind Washington's 16 points

    Kentucky beats Alabama 81-71 behind Washington's 16 points

    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:29 PM EST2018-02-17 22:29:34 GMT
    (Source: University of Alabama)(Source: University of Alabama)

    PJ Washington scored 16 points, Kevin Knox added 13, and Kentucky beat Alabama 81-71 on Saturday to end a four-game slide.

    PJ Washington scored 16 points, Kevin Knox added 13, and Kentucky beat Alabama 81-71 on Saturday to end a four-game slide.

Powered by Frankly