Yonus Davis


185 lbs


5' 7"


Running Back


San Jose State


Jul 21st, 1984

Career Years:






One of the most productive and versatile running backs in San Jose State history, Davis spent was a three-time second-team All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) selection (2005, 2006, 2008), ranking fourth in San Jose State history in rushing (2,319 yards) and ninth in all-purpose running (2,978 yards).  Over six seasons with the Spartans (2003-08), Davis had eight 100-plus yard rushing games, was the first San Jose State back to average more than 6.0 yards per carry in successive seasons and was the first Spartan since 2000 to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.  Davis concluded his college career playing in the 2009 Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Football Game in El Paso, Texas. 2008:  Davis returned for his senior campaign a second time after being granted a hardship exemption following a season-ending injury in 2007.  As a senior, Davis led the Spartans in rushing with 558 yards and 4.7 average, ranking 92nd nationally in rushing.  With three touchdowns in 2008, San Jose State won every game that season when Davis scored a TD.  In 2008, Davis became the team’s primary punt return specialist and averaged 10.8 yards per return (including a season-high 54-yard return at New Mexico State), ranking third in the WAC and 30th nationally in the category. 2007:  Davis appeared in just two games in ’07 after he was injured on his first carry in the first game of the season.  Despite an abbreviated senior campaign, Davis was named to the 2007 Football Writers Association of America All-America watch list. 2006:  A second-team All-WAC pick for the second consecutive season, Davis became the first San Jose State running back to average better than 6.0 yards per carry in back-to-back campaigns.  As a junior, Davis rushed for 1,007 yards on 163 carries, including four 100-yard rushing games (Stanford, Nevada, Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State).  In 2006, Davis had a career-best 199-yard effort against Louisiana Tech, including a 90-yard scoring run – the third longest in school history.  That season, Davis caught seven passes for 86 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown. 2005:  Davis was selected as a second-team All-WAC pick as a sophomore, ranking fourth in the conference and 89th nationally in rushing with his 638 yards on 95 carries.  His 6.7 yards per carry average ranked seventh-best among the top-100 Division I-A rushers.   2004:  Played in two games and went on to receive a redshirt year. 2003:  As a freshman, Davis made an immediate impression in the 2003 opener against Grambling State, accumulating 138 all-purpose yards and a touchdown in the 29-0 win.