Before Injuries, Lattimore's Feats Were Stuff of Legend

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Before Injuries, Lattimore's Feats Were Stuff of Legend
Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

The fact that many believe Marcus Lattimore still has a bright NFL future says plenty about his past. Most college running backs begin looking for 9-to-5 jobs after tearing four knee ligaments in a span of 12 months, as Lattimore did at South Carolina. His last injury, of course, involved three torn ligaments, a dislocated knee and, possibly, a 22-month break from tackle football: The 49ers may give Lattimore a “redshirt” rookie season to fully recover from the horrific injury he sustained against Tennessee in late October.

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