Running back Marcus Lattimore’s career at South Carolina came to a crushing end when he suffered a severe knee injury during the 2012 season, but his legacy at the school will last a long time.
The school announced that they have received a gift from David Glenn of Greenville, South Carolina and his family to establish a scholarship in Lattimore’s name. The scholarship will be given to a walk-on member of the football team who, according to the school, will share Lattimore’s “highest character and integrity while exhibiting exemplary leadership skills.”
“Marcus has been an inspiration to many, including our family,” David Glenn said in a release from the school. “It is our pleasure to give this gift to the athletics’ program in his honor.”
Lattimore, who missed all of his rookie season with the 49ers while his knee recovered, ran for 2,677 yards and scored 41 touchdowns for the Gamecocks in parts of three seasons. The 41 touchdowns are the most in school history, as are his 38 rushing touchdowns.