Jonathan Davis
Jonathan Davis


Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Gaither High

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Running Back

  The dean of the Missouri State tailbacks this season, Davis is in his fifth year with the team and brings speed, elusiveness and game savvy to the backfield ... Totaled 20 carries for 63 yards in two spring scrimmages.

2009: Finished fourth on the team in rushing (284) with three touchdowns while earning his third letter ... Also caught seven passes for 85 yards, including a season-long 57-yarder - the team's longest reception of the season - in win at Youngstown State (10/3/09) ... Played nine games and got six starts as a junior ... Posted season-high 55 rushing yards and game-high 118 all-purpose yards at YSU to earn team's Offensive Player of the Week honors ... Also scored touchdowns at Arkansas (9/5/09) and against UT Martin (9/12/09) ... Averaged 45.8 yards per game during a four-game stint from 9/12/09 to 10/3/09 ... Tied for fourth on the team in scoring (18 points).

 2008: Saw action in four games ... Posted season-high 23 yards on five carries in win at Indiana State (11/22/08) with one pass reception and one tackle on special teams ... Also carried four times for 11 yards, including a season-long run of 12 yards, at UNI (11/8/08).

2007: Played five games in a reserve role ... Carried 19 times for 113 yards in season opener against Missouri S&T (8/30/07) ... Had career-long 30-yard rushing play in Missouri S&T game ... Had eight carries for 32 yards against Southeast Missouri in season finale (11/10/07) ... Finished fifth on the team in net rushing (190).

2006: Received a medical redshirt following a season-ending injury ... Carried 16 times for 29 yards in three games played before injury ... Season highlight was eight carries for 17 yards and his first career touchdown at Oklahoma State (9/2/06).

High School: Rushed for 1,201 yards and 11 touchdowns on 201 carries as a senior at Gaither High in Tampa, Fla. ... Named team MVP in 2006 for coach Mark Kantor's team ... Also averaged 12.4 yards per punt return ... Lettered three years at Hillsborough (Fla.) High (2003-05) for coach Earl Garcia whose teams were a combined 30-6 in Davis' three seasons.

Personal: Jonathan Tyrone Davis was born 5/11/88 in Tampa, Fla. ... Son of Miarita Webb of Tampa ... Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science ... Has eight siblings.

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