Moved from safety to fullback and played in 10 games for the Illini ... Carried the ball nine times for 43 yards and a touchdown ... Had a career-high six carries for 30 yards in win over Iowa ... Scored first collegiate touchdown at San Diego State while rushing for 13 yards ... Played on the kickoff, kickoff return, punt block and onside kick units, playing 117 plays and registering four tackles on special teams.
Reserve safety played in 11 games … Registered four tackles … Recorded fumble at Iowa ...Played on kickoff and kick return special teams.
Enrolled at the University of Illinois, but sat out season to concentrate on academic interests.
High School Highlights
A two-year all-state selection in football and track at Peoria, winning the 1997 IHSA state discus title . . . Also placed in top eight in shot put . . . A three-year all-area pick in football, earning four letters in football as a halfback and defensive back . . . Earned 11 varsity letters at Peoria, four in football and track and three in basketball . . . Earned All-Midstate 6 honors as a junior and senior . . . Helped lead Peoria to state playoffs twice . . . High school coach was Larry Lavery.
Nickname is Los . . . Born Dec. 15, 1978 in Peoria . . . Full given name is Carlos Lashun Lattimore . . . Majoring in speech communications … Parents are Don Lattimore, a fitness trainer, and Evelyn Smallwood . . . Has seven brothers and six sisters … Enjoys fishing.
Carries: 6 vs. Iowa, 10/14/00
Yards: 30 vs. Iowa, 10/14/00
Touchdowns: 1 at San Diego State, 9/9/00
Long Play: 13 vs. Iowa, 10/14/00