Lattimore in Augusta: ‘I’ve been given a great platform; I want to use that in a positive way to impact youth’

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Marcus Lattimore could have let that infamous injury in 2012 define his life in a negative way. It did effectively end his football career. Yet, the former South Carolina running back still allows it to define him — but in a positive sense.

“I’ve just been given a great platform, especially in the state of South Carolina,” he told WJBF Sports prior to speaking at the Augusta Exchange Club meeting at First Baptist Church Thursday afternoon.

Lattimore retired in 2014, two years after the devastating knee injuries he sustained against Tennessee. Since then, he has started his own foundation and focused on helping kids throughout South Carolina.

“I’ve been through some things that a lot of people have seen,” Lattimore continued. “I want to use that. It’s my God-given duty to use that platform in a positive way to impact youth in the state of South Carolina. And educate them. When you have knowledge, it’s power. And I truly believe that you can go far when you know more. So that is my job.”

Lattimore said he is working on holding a football camp in Augusta that will be either be sometime this fall or next spring. Stay tuned to WJBF Sports for future information on that camp.

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