Personal: Parents are David Gilreath Sr. and Susie Pressley-Gilreath … father played college basketball at Cal State Fullerton … cousin, Travis Graham, played college football at Minnesota … uncle, Cornelius Pressley, played college basketball at Florida Atlantic ... major is undeclared
Notes: Also earned letters in baseball (two) and track (one) as a Minnesota prep. Played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2007, setting a single-season school record for kickoff-return yards - caught one pass for 10 yards (10-yard average) and zero touchdowns, with seven rushes for 15 yards (2.1) and zero TDs. Also returned 42 kickoffs for 967 yards (23.0) and 26 punts for 364 yards (14.0). Started 9-of-13 games at the "X" receiver in '08, posting 31-520-3 (16.8) receiving, 25-285-2 (11.4) rushing, 19-175 (9.2) on punt returns and 39-767 (19.7) on kickoff returns. Underwent offseason surgery on both feet to repair stress fractures. In '09, tallied 12-177-0 (14.8) receiving and 19-75-2 (3.9) rushing with 21-117 (5.6) in 13 games (one start). Added 21-117 (5.6) on punt returns, including a 70-yard TD against Northwestern, and 26-615 (23.7) on kickoff returns. Played in 11 games (seven starts) in '10, registering 23-370-1 (16.1) receiving, 7-67-0 (9.6) rushing, 27-659-1 (24.4) on kickoff returns and 8-82-0 (10.2) on punt returns. In the Badgers' upset of No. 1 Ohio State, he returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a score. Suffered a concussion against San Jose State and did not play against Arizona State and Austin Peay. Owns the Big Ten record for career kick-return yards (3,025).
Positives: Quick-footed to make tacklers miss in the open field. Good hands. Flashes playmaking ability - makes big plays at key times. Is gutsy to catch in traffic and sacrifice his body. Effective on crossing routes and end-arounds - good run instincts. Outstanding kickoff-return production.
Negatives: Undersized and frail - gets beat up like a rag doll and will struggle to stay in one piece. Lacks elite top-end speed. Needs room to operate. Marginal run strength. Underpowered blocker.
Summary: Small, feisty perimeter receiver who could compete for a job as a backup "X" receiver if he can make his mark as a return man. That said, he is not built to survive in the slot and does not possess the elite explosion and agility to overlook durability concerns.