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2012 Season stats: 143 carries, 662 yards, 11 TD's; 26 catches, 173 yards;
Praying for a full recovery, Marcus. God Bless You!
Excellent write-up, Wes. Very touching and well-written.
Athletes and movie stars are idolized around the world. People seem to be in awe in their presence. I've never been one to be star struck by another person's fame. I've met Presidents of Corporations, I've been around millionaires, and I've knocked doors in every housing project in Columbia before. One thing I've learned is that people are people regardless of their status in life, although some of those people do have a chip on their shoulder.
I SAID ALL OF THAT TO MAKE THIS POINT... the only people in life that I truly admire and desire to meet are those who are of good character. Fame means nothing to me, but a man of good character, who does what is right no matter what, that is a man I admire. I would rather meet a man of great character than to meet the President of the United States.
Marcus Lattimore is one of those rare individuals that I have great admiration for...and more amazing, he still very young. His parents did an awesome job of raising this young man, but in the end, it is Marcus who decides who he is. I may be more than twice his age, but I would count it an honor if I ever met this young man.
The University of SC and our fans are blessed by the fact that Marcus chose to attend this great University!
Your tribute to Marcus might be my favorite Gamecock article written all year. Very well said, and so true. I have been worrying about his future ever since it happened, but you are absolutely right. He could absolutely get hired as a coach, if he wasn't able to play again. Who would be a more respected and loved coach than Marcus Lattimore?
Here's to a speedy recovery Marcus. Coaching is not in your near future, but distant. You have a lot more time on the field in you, yet.
Thanks for the kind words, all. I was trying to put into words what I felt, but wasn't sure if I had adequately done so.
mmm mmm mmm "South Carolina Gamecocks" Good
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