21 David Gist
21 - David Gist
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cookeville, Tenn.
Position: RB
Previous School: Cookeville HS
gp 11
yds 901
yds/g 81.9
td 8

2020-21 (Junior): Injury cut Gist's season short as he appeared in just the first two games of the season. Gist rushed for 56 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries, while catching one pass for five yards against Austin Peay (2/21/21), then rushed for 42 yards on nine carries and caught a pass for no gain at Jacksonville State (2/28/21) before leaving the game.

2019 (Sophomore): The speedy sophomore built on his rookie campaign, leading the team in rushing with 548 yards on 124 carries, averaging 45.7 yards per game on the ground ... scored his lone rushing TD against Virginia-Wise ... broke the century mark twice with 22 carries for 101 yards at Murray State (11/2/19) and 107 yards on 18 carries against Tennessee State (11/23/19) ... Also caught 32 passes for 423 yards, averaging 13.2 yards per catch and 35.2 yards per game ... hauled in three receiving scores ... caught four passes for a career-high 96 yards at Southeast Missouri (10/5/19), including a career-best 66-yard catch ... returned three kicks for 12 yards.

2018 (Freshman): Gist saw action in all 11 games, starting two contests ... was the Golden Eagles' second-leading rusher with 106 carries for 346 yards and two touchdowns ... also caught 12 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown ... rushed for a career-high 108 yards and two touchdowns against Southeast Missouri, a game that also included his career-longest rush for 57 yards ... had a career-best 47 yards on two catches and a TD at Austin Peay, catching a career-long 24-yard pass in the contest ... also had five kick returns for 92 yards (an average of 18.4 yards) with a career-long of 30 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: Gist’s numbers were incredible, rushing for 1,438 yards and 21 touchdowns as he averaged 110.6 yards on the ground per game. He also caught 24 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns. Gist, under the direction of former Tennessee Tech standout Jimmy Maynord at CHS, also represented the Cavaliers in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Football Classic. Gist also ran track and field for head coach Scott Cook.

PERSONAL: The son of David Gist and Tricia Germenis ... full name is David Levon Gist III

ACADEMIC: Enrolled in business management with an emphasis on human resource management.

HONORS: 2020-21 -- OVC Offensive Player of the Week (2/23/21)

Recent Games
Oct 9 at NC Central W, 27-16
Oct 16 at Tennessee State L, 20-13
Oct 23 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 56-13
Nov 6 at Murray State L, 32-27
Nov 13 UT Martin L, 42-3
Nov 20 at Austin Peay L, 48-20
Statistics category Overall Conf
Rushes 184 119
Yards 901 512
Yards per game 81.9 85.3
Yards per rush 4.9 4.3
Touchdowns 8 5
Fumbles 3 3
Fumbles lost 1 1
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 2 at Samford L, 52-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 11 Furman L, 26-0 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 18 at Tennessee L, 56-0 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Sep 25 Eastern Illinois L, 28-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 2 Southeast Missouri W, 28-17 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 9 at NC Central W, 27-16 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 16 at Tennessee State L, 20-13 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 23 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 56-13 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 at Murray State L, 32-27 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 13 UT Martin L, 42-3 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 20 at Austin Peay L, 48-20 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 2 at Samford L, 52-14 17 72 4.2 28 1 - -
Sep 11 Furman L, 26-0 9 32 3.6 13 0 - -
Sep 18 at Tennessee L, 56-0 7 15 2.1 4 0 - -
Sep 25 Eastern Illinois L, 28-14 16 62 3.9 24 1 1 0
Oct 2 Southeast Missouri W, 28-17 25 133 5.3 19 2 1 0
Oct 9 at NC Central W, 27-16 19 143 7.5 27 0 - -
Oct 16 at Tennessee State L, 20-13 23 113 4.9 28 0 - -
Oct 23 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 56-13 13 127 9.8 46 2 - -
Nov 6 at Murray State L, 32-27 15 62 4.1 20 2 1 1
Nov 13 UT Martin L, 42-3 23 70 3.0 10 0 - -
Nov 20 at Austin Peay L, 48-20 17 72 4.2 13 0 - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 2 at Samford L, 52-14 3 17 5.7 10 0 - -
Sep 11 Furman L, 26-0 4 33 8.3 14 0 - -
Sep 18 at Tennessee L, 56-0 3 17 5.7 12 0 - -
Sep 25 Eastern Illinois L, 28-14 7 43 6.1 25 0 1 0
Oct 2 Southeast Missouri W, 28-17 3 11 3.7 5 0 1 0
Oct 9 at NC Central W, 27-16 2 19 9.5 18 1 - -
Oct 16 at Tennessee State L, 20-13 1 19 19.0 19 0 - -
Oct 23 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 56-13 - - - - - - -
Nov 6 at Murray State L, 32-27 4 26 6.5 9 0 1 1
Nov 13 UT Martin L, 42-3 5 23 4.6 9 0 - -
Nov 20 at Austin Peay L, 48-20 5 12 2.4 5 0 - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 2 at Samford L, 52-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 11 Furman L, 26-0 - - - - - 0
Sep 18 at Tennessee L, 56-0 - - - - - 0
Sep 25 Eastern Illinois L, 28-14 - - - - - 0
Oct 2 Southeast Missouri W, 28-17 - - - - - 0
Oct 9 at NC Central W, 27-16 - - - - - 0
Oct 16 at Tennessee State L, 20-13 - - - - - 0
Oct 23 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 56-13 - - - - - 0
Nov 6 at Murray State L, 32-27 - - - - - 0
Nov 13 UT Martin L, 42-3 - - - - - 0
Nov 20 at Austin Peay L, 48-20 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 2 at Samford L, 52-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 11 Furman L, 26-0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 18 at Tennessee L, 56-0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 25 Eastern Illinois L, 28-14 - - - - - - - -
Oct 2 Southeast Missouri W, 28-17 - - - - - - - -
Oct 9 at NC Central W, 27-16 - - - - - - - -
Oct 16 at Tennessee State L, 20-13 - - - - - - - -
Oct 23 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 56-13 - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 at Murray State L, 32-27 - - - - - - - -
Nov 13 UT Martin L, 42-3 - - - - - - - -
Nov 20 at Austin Peay L, 48-20 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 2 at Samford L, 52-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 11 Furman L, 26-0 1 18 18.0 18 0 - - - - -
Sep 18 at Tennessee L, 56-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 25 Eastern Illinois L, 28-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 2 Southeast Missouri W, 28-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 9 at NC Central W, 27-16 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 16 at Tennessee State L, 20-13 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 23 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 56-13 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 at Murray State L, 32-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 13 UT Martin L, 42-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 20 at Austin Peay L, 48-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 2 at Samford L, 52-14 1 72 17 - - 89
Sep 11 Furman L, 26-0 1 32 33 - 18 83
Sep 18 at Tennessee L, 56-0 1 15 17 - - 32
Sep 25 Eastern Illinois L, 28-14 1 62 43 - - 105
Oct 2 Southeast Missouri W, 28-17 1 133 11 - - 144
Oct 9 at NC Central W, 27-16 1 143 19 - - 162
Oct 16 at Tennessee State L, 20-13 1 113 19 - - 132
Oct 23 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 56-13 1 127 - - - 127
Nov 6 at Murray State L, 32-27 1 62 26 - - 88
Nov 13 UT Martin L, 42-3 1 70 23 - - 93
Nov 20 at Austin Peay L, 48-20 1 72 12 - - 84
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 2 at Samford L, 52-14 6 1 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 11 Furman L, 26-0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 18 at Tennessee L, 56-0 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 25 Eastern Illinois L, 28-14 6 1 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 2 Southeast Missouri W, 28-17 12 2 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 9 at NC Central W, 27-16 6 0 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 16 at Tennessee State L, 20-13 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 23 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 56-13 12 2 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 6 at Murray State L, 32-27 12 2 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 13 UT Martin L, 42-3 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 20 at Austin Peay L, 48-20 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 2 at Samford L, 52-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 11 Furman L, 26-0 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 18 at Tennessee L, 56-0 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 25 Eastern Illinois L, 28-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 2 Southeast Missouri W, 28-17 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 9 at NC Central W, 27-16 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 16 at Tennessee State L, 20-13 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 23 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 56-13 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 at Murray State L, 32-27 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 13 UT Martin L, 42-3 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 20 at Austin Peay L, 48-20 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2019-20 12 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2020-21 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2021-22 11 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
2022-23 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 39 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2018-19 11 56 198 18.0 3.5 2 57 2 0
2019-20 12 124 548 45.7 4.4 1 26 2 1
2020-21 2 29 98 49.0 3.4 2 16 - -
2021-22 11 184 901 81.9 4.9 8 46 3 1
2022-23 3 44 194 64.7 4.4 2 23 - -
Total 39 437 1939 49.7 4.4 15 57 7 2
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2018-19 11 12 1.1 111 10.1 9.3 1 24
2019-20 12 32 2.7 423 35.3 13.2 3 66
2020-21 2 2 1.0 5 2.5 2.5 0 5
2021-22 11 37 3.4 220 20.0 5.9 1 25
2022-23 3 6 2.0 47 15.7 7.8 1 10
Total 39 89 2.3 806 20.7 9.1 6 66
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - 0
2019-20 12 - - - - 0 0 - 0
2020-21 2 - - - - - - - 0
2021-22 11 - - - - - - - 0
2022-23 3 - - - - - - - 0
Total 39 - - - - 0 0 - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - -
2019-20 12 - - - - - - - -
2020-21 2 - - - - - - - -
2021-22 11 - - - - - - - -
2022-23 3 - - - - - - - -
Total 39 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2018-19 5 92 18.4 0 30 - - - - -
2019-20 3 12 4.0 0 12 - - - - -
2020-21 - - - - - - - - - -
2021-22 1 18 18.0 0 18 - - - - -
2022-23 1 13 13.0 0 13 - - - - -
Total 10 135 13.5 0 30 - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2018-19 11 198 111 - 92 401 36.5
2019-20 12 548 423 - 12 983 81.9
2020-21 2 98 5 - - 103 51.5
2021-22 11 901 220 - 18 1139 103.5
2022-23 3 194 47 - 13 254 84.7
Total 39 1939 806 - 135 2880 73.8
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2018-19 18 1.6 2 1 0 - - - - - - 0
2019-20 26 2.2 1 3 0 - - - 0 - 1 0
2020-21 12 6.0 2 0 - - - - - - - 0
2021-22 54 4.9 8 1 0 - - - - - - 0
2022-23 18 6.0 2 1 0 - - - - - - 0
Total 128 3.3 15 6 0 - - - 0 - 1 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2018-19 11 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2019-20 12 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2020-21 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2021-22 11 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2022-23 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 39 2 0 2.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 11 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Conference 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 6 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 8 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
-
September 4 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
October 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 11 184 901 81.9 4.9 8 46 3 1
Conference 6 119 512 85.3 4.3 5 28 3 1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 86 424 84.8 4.9 5 46 2 0
Away 6 98 477 79.5 4.9 3 28 1 1
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 57 403 134.3 7.1 4 46 1 0
Losses 8 127 498 62.3 3.9 4 28 2 1
-
September 4 49 181 45.3 3.7 2 28 1 0
October 4 80 516 129.0 6.5 4 46 1 0
November 3 55 204 68.0 3.7 2 20 1 1
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 11 37 3.4 220 20.0 5.9 1 25
Conference 6 25 4.2 134 22.3 5.4 0 25
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 19 3.8 110 22.0 5.8 0 25
Away 6 18 3.0 110 18.3 6.1 1 19
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 5 1.7 30 10.0 6.0 1 18
Losses 8 32 4.0 190 23.8 5.9 0 25
-
September 4 17 4.3 110 27.5 6.5 0 25
October 4 6 1.5 49 12.3 8.2 1 19
November 3 14 4.7 61 20.3 4.4 0 9
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 11 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 6 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 8 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 6 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - -
Losses 8 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total 1 18 18.0 0 18 - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 1 18 18.0 0 18 - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 18 18.0 0 18 - - - - -
-
September 1 18 18.0 0 18 - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 11 901 220 - 18 1139 103.5
Conference 6 512 134 - - 646 107.7
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 424 110 - 18 552 110.4
Away 6 477 110 - - 587 97.8
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 3 403 30 - - 433 144.3
Losses 8 498 190 - 18 706 88.3
-
September 4 181 110 - 18 309 77.3
October 4 516 49 - - 565 141.3
November 3 204 61 - - 265 88.3
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 54 4.9 8 1 0 - - - - - - 0
Conference 30 5.0 5 0 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 30 6.0 5 0 0 - - - - - - 0
Away 24 4.0 3 1 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 30 10.0 4 1 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 24 3.0 4 0 0 - - - - - - 0
-
September 12 3.0 2 0 0 - - - - - - 0
October 30 7.5 4 1 - - - - - - - 0
November 12 4.0 2 0 - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 11 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 6 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 1 0 1.0 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 1 0 1.0 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 8 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 4 1 0 1.0 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -