Linebacker, 6'0", 230
White Station High School
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HIGH SCHOOL Two-year team captain and team MVP... Voted Tennessee 5A Mr. Football Lineman of the Year, first recipient ever from White Station... Named First Team All-State, "Best of the Preps" by Memphis Commercial Appeal, "All-South" by Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel and Nashville Tennessean's "Dream Team"... Helped Spartans to 12-2 overall record in 2006 and 5A state semifinals... Achieved 178 total tackles, including 133 solo stops, four QB sacks and eight forced fumbles as a senior, earning Region 8-5A most outstanding player... Credited with 120 solo tackles as a standout junior... Earned four varsity football letters... An academic honor roll student, and member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL Christopher Ryan Marve... Son of Clayton Samuel and Robin Samuel... Born March 1, 1989 in Fort Worth, Texas... Dad is engineer; mom is supervisor with Comcast... Oldest of seven siblings: two brothers, four sisters... White Station also produced Commodore senior starting DE Curtis Gatewood... Plans to major in human and organizational development.
WHITE STATION HEAD COACH MAJOR WRIGHT
"Chris brings incredible speed and anticipation as a football player, just flies to the ball and works hard studying film. He's the kind of kid who always does that extra something. Chris just amazes me with how mature he is and how he gets things done. Chris is the total package."
"On top of what he has physically, he is blessed mentally. Chris and Vanderbilt are a perfect fit."
"After a lot of lean years, White Station has enjoyed some success recently, going to the playoffs the last four years. I truly believe Chris is the single biggest reason why our football fortunes have changed."