2014 (So.): Played in eight games with five starts to earn second letter . . . career high 15 tackles vs. Northern Illinois . . . recovered first career fumble vs. Northern Illinois after forcing fumbles at Central Michigan and vs. Akron . . . first career pass breakup at Toledo . . . managed nine tackles vs. Indiana State, seven vs. Akron and six at Iowa and at Army.
2013 (Fr.): Started five games . . . earned first letter . . . made first collegiate start in the season opener vs. Illinois State . . . tallied six tackles at North Texas . . . five tackles vs. Illinois State . . . managed three takles vs. Army . . . season high seven tackles at Eastern Michigan and vs. Miami University . . . recorded first career interception at Eastern Michigan and second at Miami University.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in football for Coach Shane Queen at North Cobb . . . helped the Warriors to a 6-5 record as a senior and a 12-10 mark in his career . . . helped team to a playoff appearance as a senior -- the school's first in three years . . . team captain as a senior with fellow signee Darius Conaway . . . all-county as a senior . . . selected to play in the Cobb County All-Star Senior Bowl . . . tallied 87 tackles and three interceptions as a senior defensive back . . . also managed 40 catches and four touchdown catches as a senior wide receiver . . . also competed in track and field in the 400-meter dash . . . placed third in the state in the 400 as a junior . . . named the team's Rookie of the Year in track as a junior.
PERSONAL: Son of Mike and Kim Hester . . . one sister and one brother . . . sister, Nicole, played basketball at Drexel . . . born Aug. 10, 1994, in Silver Springs, Md. . . . full name is Martez Donovan Hester.
|SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
All-purpose yards: 10, at Eastern Michigan, 9/21/2013
Interceptions: 1 [t-7th], Miami, 11/29/2013 ; at Eastern Michigan, 9/21/2013
Long interception return: 10, at Eastern Michigan, 9/21/2013
Tackles: 15 [t-5th], Northern Illinois, 11/5/2014 (4-11)
Fumbles forced: 1 [t-4th], at Central Michigan, 10/18/2014 ; Akron, 10/25/2014 ; at Central Michigan, Oct 18, 2014
Fumbles recovered: 1 [t-4th], Northern Illinois, 11/5/2014
Pass breakups: 1, 5 times