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Marvious Hester
Marvious Hester

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga

High School:
Douglass

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
Cornerback



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.

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

2002 P-A-T TFL Sck FC FR Int PB Vandy? 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 UConn? 1-1-2 0 0 1 1-0 0 1 Clemson? 1-0-1 1-1 0 0 1-0 0 0 BYU? 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 1 UNC? 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 1 WFU? 5-2-7 0 0 0 0 0 1 Maryland? 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Virginia? 3-3-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC State? 5-0-5 1-6 0 0 0 0 2 FSU? 4-0-4 0 0 0 0 0 2 Duke? 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia? 2-0-2 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 Fres St.? 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 1

2001 P-A-T TFL Sck FC FR Int PB Syracuse? 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 1-10 1 Citadel DNP ? Injured Navy? 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 1 Clemson? 3-0-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Duke? 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Maryland? 4-2-6 0 0 0 0 1-0 1 NC State? 5-1-6 1-1 0 0 0 1-0 1 UNC? 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 2 Virginia? 3-0-3 1-14 1-14 0 0 0 1 WFU? 1-2-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia? 6-3-9 2-2 0 0 0 0 2 FSU? 4-2-6 0 0 0 0 0 1 Stan?# 6-0-6 0 0 0 0 0 1

2000 P-A-T TFL Sck FC FR Int PB UCF? 3-0-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 FSU? 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 *1-50 1 Navy DNP ?Injured NC State? 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNC? 3-0-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 WFU 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Duke 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Clemson 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Virginia 2-0-2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Maryland 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LSU# 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 1 * Returned for touchdown

2000 PR Yds Avg TD LP UCF 7 66 9.4 0 15 UNC 4 28 7.0 0 9

1999 P-A-T TFL Sck FC FR Int PB Navy 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FSU? 4-1-5 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 UCF? 5-2-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maryland? 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 1-8 0 UNC? 1-2-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Duke? 3-2-5 0 0 0 0 0 2 NC State? 0-3-3 0 0 0 0 0 2 Virginia 1-2-3 0 0 0 0 0 1 Clemson 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 WFU? 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia? 4-1-5 1-1 0 0 0 1-0 0 Miami# 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1999 PR Yds Avg TD LP Navy 4 43 10.8 0 24 FSU 1 14 14 0 14 UCF 3 43 14.3 0 17 Maryland 1 13 13 0 13 UNC 5 63 12.6 0 27 Duke 1 17 17 0 17 NC State 3 46 15.3 0 19 Virginia 2 53 26.5 0 48 Clemson 4 37 9.3 0 14 WFU 3 22 7.3 0 12 Georgia 2 -29 0 0 0 Miami# 1 3 3.0 0 3

CAREER STATISTICS

Defense G-GS P-A Tkl TFL Sck FC FR Int PB 1999 11-8 24-15 39 2-4 0 0 0 2-8 5 2000 10-4 17-1 18 0 0 0 1 1-50 1 2001 11-11 31-12 43 4-17 1-14 0 0 3-10 12 2002 13-13 29-10 39 3-8 1-4 1 2 0 9 Total 45-36 101-38 139 9-29 2-18 1 3 6-68 27

Punt Returns G PR Yds Avg TD LP 1999 11 29 322 11.1 0 48 2000 10 11 94 8.5 0 15 2001 11 1 5 5.0 0 5 2002 12 0 0 0.0 0 0 Total 32 41 421 10.3 0 48

CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 9 vs. Georgia, 2001 Int: 1 vs. Maryland, 1999; vs. Georgia, 1999; Florida State, 2000 PB: 2 vs. Duke, 1999; vs. NC State, 1999 Punt Returns 7 vs. UCF, 2000 (66 yds) Punt Return Yards: 66 vs. UCF, 2000 (7 ret)

? Game started # Bowl game statistics from 1999-2001 do not count in season or career totals

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