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Stanford to start center Khalil Wilkes

Updated: August 29, 2013, 6:38 PM ET
Associated Press

STANFORD, Calif. -- Khalil Wilkes was walking off the field following Stanford's practice Thursday morning when offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren tapped him on the shoulder to deliver the news he had worked so hard to hear.

Wilkes won the starting center job.

"They kind of tried to wait till the last second to keep you pushing," Wilkes said. "Happy. Very happy. But he also said I can't let off the gas pedal. Our team's going to need me."

The fifth-year senior from ...

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