Lattimore returns to gridiron in the Midlands
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:17:08 GMT —
Irmo, SC (WACH)- Marcus Lattimore returned to the gridiron in the Midlands on Saturday as he hosted his football camp for youth at Irmo High School.
Lattimore worked through fundamental drills with kids for four hours before ending the camp with a speech on discipline and respect.
"It's only right that I give back to the people who gave back to me," Lattimore said. "I love doing stuff like this."
USC's all-time leader in touchdowns just finished his first mini-camp with the 49ers and is back in South Carolina briefly before heading back to the west coast for training camp next month. It will be Lattimore's first contact drills in the NFL.
"It's a process," Lattimore said. "I'm not nervous. I've been through this and once I take a few hits, it will build my confidence."
He and his teammates hope that confidence will add to the success they've had. San Francisco played in the Super Bowl two years ago and came up just short of a second straight apperance last season.
"The goal is the Super Bowl," Lattimore said. "We've been so close the past few years. I'm going to help the team anyway I can."