Report: Marcus Lattimore will declare for NFL draft

Monday December 10th, 2012

Marcus Lattimore Marcus Lattimore will declare for the 2013 NFL Draft. (John Sommers II, Getty Images)

Injured South Carolina Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore wil declare for the 2013 NFL Draft, according to a report from Joe Schad of

Currently a junior, Lattimore is recovering from his second major knee injury in as many seasons. The running back enjoyed a stellar freshman season for the Gamecocks in 2010, but his 2011 season was cut short after tearing a knee ligament at the beginning of October. Lattimore made a full recovery and proceeded to have a solid 2012 until dislocating his knee against Tennessee on October 27.

Lattimore will likely have to miss a full season of NFL play if he is drafted this season.

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