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Dec. 7, 2010

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore was unanimously selected as Freshman of the Year, it was announced on Tuesday. This is Lattimore’s second award in as many days, as the Associated Press unanimously chose him on Monday as SEC Freshman of the Year as well.

Heading into the Chick-fil-A Bowl, Lattimore has carried 248 times for 1,198 yards and is third highest in single-season rushing yards at Carolina. Lattimore’s 99.8 yards rushing per game is the highest by a running back in the SEC and second highest in the league among all offensive players. He is also second in the league in scoring with his 19 touchdowns.

The Freshman of the Year voting takes into account five parts – four experts and the users vote to get their Freshman of the Year honor. Lattimore was the runaway winner getting all five first-place votes.

Overall Consensus Top 3
1. Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina QB) – 25
2. Aaron Murray (Georgia QB) – 8
3. James White (Wisconsin RB) – 7