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David Gilreath
David Gilreath

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Robbinsdale Armstrong

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 169

Position:
WR

Experience:
3V

David Gilreath Photo Gallery

Honors and Awards
2010: Named team's Special Teams MVP ... Midseason: Named third-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele as a kick returner ... Preseason: Tabbed as second-team All-Big Ten at PR by Phil Steele and Athlon Sports ... named to watch list for Paul Hornung Award
2009: Preseason first (kick returner), second (wide receiver) and third-team (punt returner) All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele ... preseason first-team pick by Lindy's (kick/punt returner) ... preseason second-team selection by Athlon ... preseason first-team pick by Lindy's (kick/punt returner) ... preseason second-team selection by Athlon
2008: Second-team All-Big Ten (coaches) ... honorable mention Sophomore All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com ... third-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele
2007: First-team Freshman All-American by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... second-team Freshman All-American and first-team Freshman All-Big Ten by The Sporting News

Career:
Holds Big Ten record for career kickoff returns with 135 and career kickoff return yards with 3,025 yards ... holds school record for kickoff return yards in a season (967) and in a game (189) ... ranks third all-time in school history with 5,265 career all-purpose yards ... ranks fifth all-time at Wisconsin with 721 punt return yards ... ranks 21st all-time at Wisconsin with 1,077 career receiving yards ... registered the second-longest touchdown run (90 yards) in UW history against Indiana in 2008 ... 28 career games with at least 100 all-purpose yards

2010: Led team in punt returns, punt return yards, kickoff returns and kickoff return yards, second in all purpose yards, third in receiving yards and fourth in receptions and rushing yards ... 659 kickoff return yards ranks as fourth-most in UW history ... caught two passes for 23 yards, returned two punts for 13 yards and four kickoffs for 66 yards against TCU in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... four catches for season-high 75 yards and first touchdown and returned four kicks for 93 yards against Northwestern on Nov. 27; became 24th player in school history to go over 1,000 career receiving yards ... caught one pass for 21 yards at Michigan on Nov. 20 ... named UW's special teams player of the week after tying for team lead with three catches for 41 yards, returning two kicks for 84 yards and fielding one punt for 22 yards against Indiana on Nov. 13 ... made two catches for 21 yards, had two runs for 15 yards, returned one punt for 27 yards and brought back one kick for 13 yards at Purdue on Nov. 6 ... caught two passes for 23 yards, rushed twice for 14 yards and returned four kickoffs for 92 yards at Iowa on Oct. 23 ... named Big Ten and UW Special Teams Player of the Week after returning opening kickoff 97 yards (tied for fourth-longest in school history) for TD in win over No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16; returned for kicks for 163 yards (third-highest single-game total in UW history and second-highest average with 40.8 yards per return) and added one punt return for 13 yards and one reception for 18 yards ... returned five kicks for 86 yards, caught two passes for 59 yards and ran once for 14 yards against Minnesota on Oct. 9 ... returned at Michigan State on Oct. 2 after missing two games with concussion and caught one pass for 14 yards ... missed the Austin Peay and Arizona State games due to concussion ... caught one pass for seven yards, rushed once for 16 yards and had 24 total return yards before leaving San Jose State game on Sept. 11 due to concussion ... team-high four catches for 68 yards, part of 121-total yard day, at UNLV on Sept. 4

2009:
Earned third letter ... played in all 13 games with one start against Miami in the Champs Sports Bowl ... finished second on team with 984 all purpose yards ... caught two passes for season-high 54 yards, including season-long 45 yard catch, rushed twice for 13 yards and one touchdown and named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after returning two kickoffs for season-high 94 yards, including season-long return of 51 yards, against Hawaii on Dec. 5 ... season-high 169 all-purpose yards against Hawaii ... returned two punts for season-high 70 yards, including a career-long 68-yard touchdown return, returned two kickoffs for 47 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards against Northwestern on Nov. 21 ... caught season-high three passes for 39 yards, rushed season-high four times for 36 yards, including season long run of 15 yards, returned three kickoffs for 56 yardsa and returned one punt for seven yards against Ohio State on Oct. 10 ... rushed one time for four yards, returned one punt for two yards and returned season-high four kickoffs for 65 yards against Minnesota on Oct. 3 ... caught two passes for 21 yards, returned three kickoffs for 71 yards and one punt for three yards against Michigan State on Sept. 26 ... returned two kickoffs for 38 yards and two punts for seven yards against Wofford on Sept. 19 ... against Fresno State on Sept. 12, caught two passes for 33 yards, rushed three times for 21 yards and one touchdown and was named UW's co-special teams player of the week after returning two kickoffs for 73 yards ... returned three kicks for 62 yards and two punts for 10 yards against Northern Illinois on Sept. 5

2008: Earned second letter ... played in all 13 games, starting nine ... 1,747 all-purpose yards in 2008 season rank eighth-best all-time at UW ... finished second on the team with 31 catches for 520 yards and three receiving touchdowns ... averaged 16.8 yards per catch ... ranked sixth in the Big Ten with 134.4 all-purpose yards per game ... sixth in the Big Ten, averaging 8.8 yards per punt return ... 40 kick returns for 784 yards, 18 punt returns for 158 yards ... averaged 19.6 yards per kick return ... ranked fourth on the team, averaging 21.9 rushing yards per game ... had 25 carries for 285 yards and two rushing touchdowns ... career-high 125 yards receiving on four catches and returned five kickoffs 60 yards against Cal Poly on Nov. 22 ... career-high four catches for 61 yards and one punt return for 44 yards against Minnesota on Nov. 15 ... named UW's co-offensive player of the week and the Big Ten co-offensive player of the week after rushing for career-high 168 yards and two scores on eight carries, including a 90-yard TD (second-longest run in UW history) at Indiana on Nov. 8 ... also had one catch for 19 yards and 61 return yards, including season-long 44 yard punt return, (career-high 235 all-purpose yards) against the Hoosiers ... two catches for 14 yards, four carries for 49 yards, season-high four punt returns for 49 yards and four kickoff returns for 64 yards (176 all-purpose yards) at Michigan State on Nov. 1 ... three receptions for 71 yards, including career-long 49-yard reception, and two touchdowns against Illinois on Oct. 25 ... two catches for 58 yards, five kickoff returns for 76 yards and two punt returns for 20 yards at Iowa on Oct. 18 ... season-high 137 kickoff return yards on career-high seven attempts against Penn State on Oct. 11 ... totaled 102 all-purpose yards against Ohio State on Oct. 4 ... had three catches for 28 yards and five rushes for 36 yards ... caught his first touchdown as a Badger late in Michigan game on Sept. 27. ... had five catches for 65 yards and also returned two kickoffs for 77 yards and a punt for nine ... tallied 140 all-purpose yards at Fresno State on Sept. 13 ... had two punt returns for 27 yards, three kickoff returns for 82 yards as well as 21 rushing yards on two carries ... set a new career-high kick return with a 63-yard sprint and totaled 86 yards on two kickoff returns against Akron

2007: Earned first letter ... played in all 13 games at WR and in return game ... set UW records for kickoff return yards in a season (967) and in a game (189) ... led Big Ten and ranked 14th nationally with 14.0-yard punt return average (fourth-best season average in UW history) ... set a UW bowl game record with his season-best 60-yard kickoff return in the first half against 16th-ranked Tennessee in the 2008 Outback Bowl ... totaled 113 return yards (92 kickoff, 21 punt) against Tennessee ... accumulated 226 return yards (119 kickoff, career-high 107 punt), including season-high 234 all-purpose yards in win at Minnesota on Nov. 17 (named UW's special teams player of the week) ... broke Brandon Williams' school record for kickoff return yards in a season with his 31-yarder in win over Indiana on Oct. 27 ... tabbed UW special teams player of the week after he registered 155 total return (kick and punt) yards and career-high five punt returns in win over Northern Illinois on Oct. 20 ... saw most extensive time of season at WR and made first career reception at Illinois on Oct. 6 ... registered 199 return yards (punt and kickoff), including school-record 189 yards in kickoff returns on career-high seven attempts, in win over 23rd-ranked Michigan State on Sept. 29 (named UW's co-special teams player of the week) ... had 56-yard kickoff return vs. Spartans ... named UW and Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after accumulating 148 yards on punt (73) and kickoff (75) returns in win over The Citadel on Sept. 15 (first Badger true freshman to earn conference player of the week honors since RB Ron Dayne in 1996) ... also rushed season-high two times for six yards against the Bulldogs ... key 37-yard kickoff return gave Badgers good field position to start their eventual game-winning drive at UNLV on Sept. 8 ... returned three kickoffs for 69 yards, two punts for 16 yards and picked up season-long 11 yards on a reverse in Badger debut vs. Washington State on Sept. 1

High School: Rated among nation's top 75 wide receivers and the No. 6 player in Minnesota by Rivals.com ... among Detroit Free Press' 25 "Best of the Midwest" selections ... ranked among top 65 players in the Midwest by SuperPrep ... an All-Midwest Region choice by PrepStar ... second-team all-state and second-team all-metro choice in 2006 after earning first-team all-state and first-team all-metro honors as a junior in 2005 ... three-time, first-team all-conference selection ... two-time football team captain and team MVP ... as a senior he caught 26 passes for 424 yards and four TDs, while rushing 28 times for 504 yards and two TDs ... also returned 13 punts for 185 yards and 16 kickoffs for 358 yards and a TD ... career totals included 153 receptions for 2,496 yards and 45 touchdowns, along with 1,022 rushing yards ... earned four football letters, two in baseball and one in track ... earned first-team all-conference honors in both baseball and track ... football coach was Derek Fisher ... honor roll student

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 family, consumer and community education

Career Receiving Statistics
Season GP/GS Rec. Yds. TD Yds/Rec
Long
2007 13/0 1 10 0 10.0 10
2008 13/9 31 520 3 16.8 49
2009 13/2 12 177 0 14.8 45
2010 11/7 23
370
1 16.1 45
Totals 50/18 67 1077
4 16.1 49

Game-by-Game Receiving (Rec.-Yds., TD)
2007 SEASON: Illinois (1-10)

2008 SEASON: Akron (2-17); Marshall (3-47); Fresno State (1-10); Michigan (5-65, 1); Ohio State (3-28); Iowa (2-58); Illinois (3-71, 2); Michigan State (2-14); Indiana (1-19); Minnesota (4-61); Cal Poly (4-125); Florida State (1-5)

2009 SEASON: Fresno State (2-33); Michigan State (2-21); Ohio State (3-39); Purdue (1-13); Northwestern (2-17); Hawaii (2-54)

2010 SEASON: UNLV (4-68); San Jose State (1-7); Michigan State (1-14); Minnesota (2-59); Ohio State (1-18); Iowa (2-23); Purdue (2-21); Indiana (3-41); Michigan (1-21); Northwestern (4-75, 1); TCU (2-23)

Career Rushing Statistics
Season Att. Yds. TD Yds/Att Long
2007 7 15 0 2.1 11
2008 25 285 2 11.4 90
2009 19 75
2
3.9
15
2010 7 67
0 9.6 16
Totals 58 442 4 7.6 90

Game-by-Game Rushing (Att.-Yds., TD)
2007 SEASON: Washington State (1-11); The Citadel (2-6); Iowa (1-7); Penn State (1-(-8)); Minnesota (1-8); Tennessee (1-(-9))

2008 SEASON: Marshall (1-11); Fresno State (2-21); Ohio State (5-36); Iowa (1-5); Illinois (1-0); Michigan State (4-49); Indiana (8-168, 2); Minnesota (1-3); Cal Poly (1-(-3)); Florida State (1-5)

2009 SEASON: Fresno State (3-21, 1); Wofford (2- minus-13); Minnesota (1-4); Ohio State (4-36); Iowa (1-2); Purdue (2-9); Indiana (1-6); Michigan (1-1); Northwestern (1-(-5)); Hawaii (2-13, 1); Miami (1-1)

2010 SEASON: UNLV (1-8); San Jose State (1-16); Minnesota (1-14); Iowa (2-14); Purdue (2-15)

Career Kickoff Return Statistics
Season Returns Yards TD Avg./Ret Long
2007 42 967 0 23.0 60
2008 40 784 0 19.6 63
2009 26 615
0 23.7 51
2010 27
659
1
24.4 97
Totals 135 3025 1
22.4 97

Game-by-Game Kickoff Returns (Ret.-Yds., TD)
2007 SEASON: Washington State (3-69); UNLV (2-48); The Citadel (3-75); Iowa (3-66); Michigan State (7-189); Illinois (6-98); Penn State (2-39); Northern Illinois (2-58); Indiana (1-31); Ohio State (1-7); Michigan (3-76); Minnesota (6-119); Tennessee (3-92)

2008 SEASON: Akron (2-86); Marshall (2-38); Fresno State (3-82); Michigan (2-77); Ohio State (3-42); Penn State (7-137); Iowa (5-76); Illinois (3-59); Michigan State (4-64); Indiana (2-46); Minnesota (1-0); Cal Poly (5-60)

2009 SEASON: Northern Illinois (3-62); Fresno State (2-73); Wofford (2-38); Michigan State (3-71); Minnesota (4-65); Ohio State (3-56); Iowa (3-69); Northwestern (2-47); Hawaii (2-94); Miami (2-40)

2010 SEASON: UNLV (2-43); San Jose State (1-19); Minnesota (5-86); Ohio State (4-163, 1); Iowa (4-92); Purdue (1-13); Indiana (2-84); Northwestern (4-93); TCU (4-66)

Career Punt Return Statistics
Season Returns Yards TD Avg/Ret Long
2007 26 364 0 14.0 56
2008 18 158 0 8.8 44
2009 21 117 1
5.6
68
2010 8
82
0 10.2
27
Totals 73
721 1 9.9
68

Game-by-Game Punt Returns (Ret.-Yds., TD)
2007 SEASON: Washington State (2-16); The Citadel (4-73); Iowa (1-(-2)); Michigan State (1-10); Illinois (1-(-7)); Penn State (1-1); Northern Illinois (5-97); Indiana (4-22); Ohio State (1-16); Michigan (1-10); Minnesota (2-107); Tennessee (3-21)

2008 SEASON: Akron (2-(-3)); Fresno State (2-27); Michigan (1-9); Ohio State (1-(-4)); Penn State (1-2); Iowa (2-20); Illinois (1-9); Michigan State (4-49); Indiana (2-2); Minnesota (1-44); Florida State (1-3)

2009 SEASON: Northern Illinois (2-10); Wofford (2-7); Michigan State (1-3); Minnesota (1-2); Ohio State (1-7); Iowa (1-0); Purdue (4-4); Indiana (1-0); Michigan (2-5); Northwestern (2-70, 1); Hawaii (3-8); Miami (1-1)

2010 SEASON: UNLV (1-2); San Jose State (2-5); Ohio State (1-13); Purdue (1-27); Indiana (1-22); TCU (2-13)

Career All-Purpose Yards
Season Rush Rec. PR KR Total
Avg./G
2007 15 10 364 967 1356 104.3
2008 285 520 158 784 1747 134.4
2009 75 177 117 615 984
75.7
2010 67 370
82
659
1178
107.1
Totals 442 1077 721 3025 5265 105.3

Game-by-Game All-Purpose Yards
2007 SEASON: Washington State (96); UNLV (48); The Citadel (154); Iowa (71); Michigan State (199); Illinois (101);
Penn State (32); Northern Illinois (155); Indiana (53); Ohio State (23); Michigan (86); Minnesota (234); Tennessee (104)

2008 SEASON: Akron (100); Marshall (96); Fresno State (140); Michigan (151); Ohio State (102); Penn State (139);
Iowa (159); Illinois (139); Michigan State (176); Indiana (235); Minnesota (125); Cal Poly (182); Florida State (13)

2009 SEASON: Northern Illinois (72); Fresno State (127); Wofford (32); Michigan State (95); Minnesota (71);
Ohio State (138); Iowa (71); Purdue (26); Indiana (6); Michigan (6); Northwestern (129); Hawaii (169); Miami (42)

2010 SEASON: UNLV (121); San Jose State (47); Michigan State (14); Minnesota (159); Ohio State (194); Iowa (129); Purdue (76); Indiana (147); Michigan (21); Northwestern (168); TCU (102)

Career Game Highs
Receptions 5 at Michigan, Sept. 27, 2008
Receiving Yards 125 vs. Cal Poly, Nov. 22, 2008
Receiving Touchdowns 2 vs. Illinois, Oct. 25, 2008
Long Reception 49 (2x), MR vs. Cal Poly, Nov. 22, 2008
Rushing Attempts 8 at Indiana, Nov. 8, 2008
Rushing Yards 168 at Indiana, Nov. 8, 2008
Rushing Touchdowns 2 at Indiana, Nov. 8, 2008
Long Rush 90 at Indiana, Nov. 8, 2008
Kickoff Returns 7 (2x), MR vs. Penn State, Oct. 11, 2008
Kickoff Return Yards 189 vs. Michigan State, Sept. 29, 2007
Kickoff Return Touchdowns 1 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 16, 2010
Long Kickoff Return 97 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 16, 2010
Punt Returns 5 vs. Northern Illinois, Oct. 20, 2007
Punt Return Yards 97 vs. Northern Illinois, Oct. 20, 2007
Punt Return Touchdowns 1 at Northwestern, Nov. 21, 2009
Long Punt Return 68 at Northwestern, Nov. 21, 2009
All-Purpose Yards 235 at Indiana, Nov. 8, 2008
Season Game Highs
Receptions 4 (2x), MR vs. Northwestern, Nov. 27, 2010
Receiving Yards 75 vs. Northwestern, Nov. 27, 2010
Receiving Touchdowns 1 vs. Northwestern, Nov. 27, 2010
Long Reception 45 at UNLV, Sept. 4, 2010
Rushing Attempts 2 (2x), MR at Purdue, Nov. 6, 2010
Rushing Yards 16 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 11, 2010
Rushing Touchdowns N/A
Long Rush 16 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 11, 2010
Kickoff Returns 5 vs. Minnesota, Oct. 9, 2010
Kickoff Return Yards 163 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 23, 2010
Kickoff Return Touchdowns 1 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 23, 2010
Long Kickoff Return 97 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 23, 2010
Punt Returns 2 (2x), MR vs. TCU, Jan. 1, 2011
Punt Return Yards 27 vs. Purdue, Nov. 6, 2010
Punt Return Touchdowns N/A
Long Punt Return 27 vs. Purdue, Nov. 6, 2010
All-Purpose Yards 194 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 23, 2010

Updated - 1/19/10

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