AT TECH: Two-year starter and Tech?s top cover cornerback . . . Second among active Yellow Jackets with six career interceptions, along with 137 tackles and 27 pass breakups.
2002: Started every game at cornerback and led Tech with nine pass breakups . . . Made 39 tackles, including three tackles for loss . . . Recovered two fumbles and caused one . . . Had five tackles with one tackle for loss and two pass breakups in Tech?s win at eighth-ranked NC State . . . Had a fumble recovery to set up a touchdown and a pass breakup against Connecticut . . . Also recovered a fumble against Clemson.
2001: Starting cornerback who for the team lead with three interceptions while leading the Jackets with 12 pass breakups . . . Earned honorable mention all-ACC recognition . . . Credited with 43 tackles, four tackles for loss and one sack . . . Career-best nine tackles against Georgia, including two tackles for loss, and two pass breakups . . . Set up Tech?s only touchdown against Syracuse with an interception at the six-yard line . . . Also grabbed interceptions against Maryland and NC State . . . Sacked Virginia quarterback Bryson Spinner for a 14-yard loss . . . Missed the Citadel game with a hamstring injury.
2000: Started four games at cornerback . . . Made one of the biggest defensive plays of the season with a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown against Florida State . . . But he injured his hamstring on the play and missed Tech?s next game . . . Finished the season with 18 tackles . . . Had a fumble recovery in the red zone against Virginia to help preserve Tech?s shutout . . . Returned 11 punts for an 8.5-yard average.
1999: Started eight games at cornerback and led the Jackets with two interceptions, along with five pass breakups . . . Made 39 tackles, including two tackles for loss . . . Intercepted Georgia?s Quincy Carter in the end zone in overtime to allow the Jackets to kick the winning field goal on their overtime possession . . . Also had an interception against Maryland . . . Season-high seven tackles against Central Florida . . . Returned every punt of the season for the Jackets . . . Averaged 11.1 yards on 29 returns but fumbled four times . . . Longest return was a 48-yarder against Virginia that set up a Tech touchdown.
HIGH SCHOOL: One of the Top 50 prospects in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . . Ranked the No. 35 prospect in the state by First Down Recruiting . . . Rated the 78th best prospect in Dixie by SuperPrep . . . Tabbed one of the Top 41 defensive backs in the Southeast Region by Prep Star . . . Named by Metro Sport Prep as one of the Top 50 recruits in the South . . . Played in the Georgia-Florida All-Star Game at the Georgia Dome . . . As a senior, he had 11 receptions for 332 yards (36.0 yards per catch average) for six touchdowns . . . Made eight interceptions and 39 tackles at cornerback . . . Returned three interceptions for touchdowns during his career . . . Had seven punt returns for 292 yards, including touchdown returns of 70, 89 and 90 yards . . . His 41.6 return average broke school record . . . Played for coach Michael Sims at Douglass High School . . . Earned three letters in football, one in basketball and three in track . . . Posted times of 10.72 in the 100 meters, 21.92 in the 200 and 48.42 in the 400 meters.
PERSONAL: Full name is Marvious Deontia Hester (first name pronounced MARR-vee-us) . . . Nicknamed Sneaky . . . Parents are Matthew White and Daphine North . . . . Born August 28, 1980 . . . Majoring in Management.