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Marcus Lattimore leads latest South Carolina Hall of Fame class

Marcus Lattimore left perhaps a larger mark on the University of South Carolina as an off-field presence as he did playing for Steve Spurrier’s football team.

He’ll be honored for all of it with the title of hall of famer.

Lattimore is one of nine athletes elected to the University of South Carolina Athletics Hall of Famefor the next class the school announced Tuesday.

He brings the total to 187 members of the hall.

Each new member’s bio from the school is listed below:

Gary Binfield – Swimming (1986-89) – Gary was one of the greatest swimmers in South Carolina history and a 15-time All American. He competed in the 1988 summer Olympics for his home team, Great Britain. Upon graduation, Gary held the Carolina record in the 100m and 200m backstroke. He was the Metro Conference champion in the 200-yard backstroke and 200 individual medley in 1986.

Kristi Coggins – Women’s Golf (1994-2007) – Kristi Coggins was the head women’s golf coach at South Carolina for 13 years, leading the Gamecocks to 12 trips to the postseason and six NCAA championship appearances. Coggins was named SEC Coach of the Year in 1999 and her 2002 team claimed its first SEC title. She mentored two players who are currently in the USC Hall of Fame, and four players who went on to the LPGA Tour as professionals.

Rashad Faison – Football (1999-2002) – Named a Freshman All-American in 1999, Rashad Faison is the Carolina school record holder with 247 unassisted career tackles. A defensive back, Faison is seventh in total tackles with 349, 10th in tackles for loss with 27.5, and ranks fourth in school history with 25 career passes broken up.

Joe Grugan – Multi-Sport (1937-41) – Joe Grugan spent five different decades either playing, coaching or serving the University of South Carolina in an administrative role. He was a star running back in football from 1937-41 for Rex Enright. He was a star pitcher and outfielder in baseball for coach “Catfish” Smith. Following his military service during the war years, he returned to South Carolina to coach PE, which he did for 25 years. He also resurrected the USC intramural program, working as its director. Grugan served as the head baseball coach, tennis coach and golf coach, as well as assisting on the football and basketball staffs.

Marcus Lattimore – Football (2010-12) – Despite an abbreviated career due to injury, Marcus Lattimore ranks sixth on the school’s all-time rushing list with 2,677 yards, and owns the school record for both rushing touchdowns (38) and touchdowns scored (41). His best season came as a freshman in 2010 when he rushed for 1,197 yards while being a unanimous selection as a Freshman All-American. He was a fourth-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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