The team's returning starter at left cornerback, Alvis is a three-time letterman and 2008 All-MVFC Honorable Mention selection ... 2008: Was third on the squad in solo tackles (39) and sixth in total tackles (50) while leading the squad in pass break-ups (8) ... Earned MSU's Bears Team Award for 2008 for character on and off the field ... Earned MSU Defensive Player of the Week laurels after posting a career-best 8 tackles at UNI (11/8/08) ... Had a 57-yard interception return for a TD at Southeast Missouri (9/20/08) ... Collected 7 solo tackles vs. Southern Illinois (10/25/08) ... Dropped 7 ball carriers vs. North Dakota State (11/15/08), with an interception and 6 solos ... Also earned team Defensive POW at Indiana State (11/22/08) after posting 3 solo tackles and a PBU ... 2007: Played 10 games, totalled 24 tackles and shared team lead with 2 interceptions ... Collected 7 tackles, including 5 solos, and broke up 3 passes with an interception vs. Southeast Missouri (11/10/07) to earn MSU Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Dropped 5 Kansas State ball carriers (9/15/07) with 4 solos ... Had a 29-yard interception return vs. Indiana State (10/27/07) ... 2006: Saw action in 5 games ... Posted 5 of his 6 tackles on the season vs. Southwest Baptist (9/9/06) with a pair of solo stops and a break-up ... 2005: Redshirted as a true freshman at Missouri State ... High School: Helped Coach Gregg Nesbitt's Hickman Kewpies to a Missouri Class 6 title his senior year in 2004 ... Had 1,100 receiving yards with 7 TD's and 3 more rushing scores as an all-state performer ... Was also a two-time all-area and three-time all-district selection while claiming all-state honors as a kick returner his junior year ... Recorded 15 career interceptions and 52 pass break-ups ... Also earned two letters in track ... Personal: Cedric Hjamarr Alvis was born 7/13/87 in Columbia, Mo. ... Son of Mitch and Rhonda Jackson of Columbia, Mo. ... Majoring in Communications ... Has a sister, Jerica.