San Francisco 49ers
Position
RB
 
Jersey
38
Name  Marcus Lattimore
Born  10/29/1991
Height  5-11
Weight  221
College  South Carolina
5/6/2014 5:59:00 PM
Description: San Francisco running back Marcus Lattimore concedes that he still lacks the first-step burst and explosiveness through the hole that he had prior to tearing the ACL, MCL and PCL in his left knee in 2012. SOURCE: mercurynews.com
Insight: Lattimore had 2,677 rushing yards and 38 rushing touchdowns in three years at South Carolina but suffered the catastrophic knee injury in October 2012. The 49ers took a chance on him with a fourth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Lattimore is expected to compete for a job as Frank Gore's backup this season.
 
7/23/2013 12:05:00 PM
Description: The 49ers 2013 fourth-round draft pick, running back Marcus Lattimore (ACL, MCL), has already been put on the PUP list, but appears to be well ahead of schedule, according to a Yahoo Sports report.
Insight: The 49ers selected the most talented back in the draft for a couple of years down the road since many doctors didn't think he'd even be walking for a year. He's apparently already running, though he will not be ready to practice at the 49ers camp opening. He's another Dr. James Andrews miracle.
 
6/1/2013 11:40:00 AM
Description: The 49ers fourth-round draft pick, running back Marcus Lattimore, has sign a contract with the team, but will likely spend the season on injured reserve.
Insight: The 49ers selected the talented back from South Carolina for a couple of years down the road as they have plenty of talent on their current roster with Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James. Only keeper league owners should be interested in Lattimore this season.
 
5/11/2013 2:10:00 PM
Description: The 49ers fourth-round draft pick, running back Marcus Lattimore, is not likely to play at all this season.
Insight: The 49ers selected him for a few years down the road as they have plenty of running back talent on their current roster with Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James. Only keeper league owners should be interested in Lattimore this season.
 
4/27/2013 6:11:00 PM
Description: The 49ers used their fourth round draft pick on South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore.
Insight: It remains to be seen whether Lattimore can come back from his latest knee injury. He seems confident that he'll be ready for Week 1 against the Packers.
 
3/27/2013 3:16:00 PM
Description: South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore (knee) worked out for reps of all the teams on Wednesday and he impressed most of them, according to USAToday reporter Robert Klemko.
Insight: Lattimore has the talent to be a difference maker, but is coming off a second knee injury and will be a gamble for any teams that selects him. While he probably won't be ready for Week 1, he says he'll play in the first half of the season. If Lattimore gets a chance to play, he could end up being an exciting fantasy player, but the risk factor is off the charts.