COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says San Francisco running back Marcus Lattimore his considering retiring from the NFL and he has told the former Gamecocks star that there’s a place for him at the university.
Spurrier said Wednesday Lattimore was weighing his options but the player’s surgically repaired knee was not responding the way everyone hoped.
The 23-year-old Lattimore suffered two major knee injuries with the Gamecocks. He was drafted by the 49ers in 2013 and sat out last season. He hasn’t played this year.
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Spurrier says either he, athletic director Ray Tanner or University President Harris Pastides could find a position for Lattimore after football. The coach says Lattimore was among South Carolina’s most popular and well-respected players ever. Lattimore, who majored in public health, has not graduated.