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  Anthony Wilkerson
Anthony Wilkerson
Player Profile

Foothill Ranch, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 214



Mark Soltau: Ideal Settings, Results for Spring Game

Defense emerges with 40-34 win at Stanford Stadium


Cardinal Set to Begin Spring Practices

Center and left tackle highlight position battles; competition and development for 15 practices kicks off Feb. 25


Rose Bowl Live: Stanford vs. Wisconsin

Follow the game from's live blog from Stanford Stadium


Rose Bowl Notebook: Only the Game Remains

Cardinal ready for Wisconsin


Rose Bowl Q&A With Stanford and Wisconsin

Media day interviews with players and coaches


2012 Season in Photos

2012 Season in Photos


No. 6 Stanford vs. Wisconsin (Rose Bowl)

Stanford football


No. 11 Stanford vs. No. 15 UCLA - AP Photos

No. 11 Stanford vs. No. 15 UCLA - AP Photos


No. 17 Stanford 13, No. 7 Notre Dame 20

Stepfan Taylor rushed for 102 yards on 23 carries and caught four passes for 22 yards.


Stanford vs. San Jose State - Aug. 31, 2012

Stanford vs. San Jose State - Aug. 31, 2012

Feature Stories: 8/27/10 in | 11/10/10 in Palo Alto Daily | 11/12/10 in San Francisco Chronicle | 10/28/11 in Orange County Register | 11/6/11 in Palo Alto Weekly |

2012 (JUNIOR):Talented running back played 12 games as the primary backup for Stepfan Taylor...missed the Washington and Arizona games after an injury suffered vs. USC...rushed for 224 yards and one touchdown on 50 carries...averaged 6.2 yards per carry with 31 yards (five attempts) against Wisconsin in a Rose Bowl victory...produced season highs with 48 yards on 13 carries at UCLA, including a 10-yard touchdown from the wildcat...rushed for 35 yards on seven carries in the second half at Colorado, highlighted by a 16-yard scamper...toted six times for 22 yards in the Big Game win at Cal...picked up 24 yards on six carries in the season opener vs. San Jose State...spelled Taylor in comeback win vs. Oregon State with four carries for 13 yards.

2011 (SOPHOMORE): Powerful second-year back who combined with Stepfan Taylor, Jeremy Stewart and Tyler Gaffney to help the Cardinal average 207.9 yards a game on the ground, which ranked second in the Pac-12 behind Oregon...finished as the team's third-leading rusher with 283 yards on 55 carries (23.6), including three touchdowns...gave Stanford its first touchdown of the game in a 37-10 victory at Arizona on a 24-yard scamper with 1:59 remaining in the first quarter...rushed for a career-high 93 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns in a 65-21 victory over No. 22 Washington in a game that Stanford amassed a school-record 446 yards in rushing...his 35-yard touchdown run with 1:25 remaining broke the school's single-game rushing mark...has accounted for 70 yards on 13 attempts over the last five games of the season.

2010 (FRESHMAN): Named Stanford's most outstanding freshman after running for 408 yards on 89 carries (4.6) with three touchdowns in his rookie season...ranked as the team's third-leading rusher behind Stepfan Taylor and Andrew Luck...also caught three passes for 47 yards out of the backfield...carried 22 times for 83 yards over the first six games of the season...gained 325 yards on 66 attempts over the final seven contests...scored his first collegiate touchdown in the season opener against Sacramento State, carrying over from one yard out at the 2:27 mark of the fourth quarter...finished the game with 27 yards on seven carries...scored his second touchdown of the season against USC on a six-yard run at the 8:33 mark of the second quarter...carried nine times for 55 yards against Washington State to begin a six-game stretch in which he gained 326 yards...rushed for 29 yards on five carries in Stanford's 41-0 victory at Washington...ran for a season-high 81 yards on 10 carries against 13th-ranked Arizona, including a season-long 39-yard run...gained 65 yards on 10 carries the following week at Arizona State...broke off a 19 yard run on a second and six play from the ASU 23-yard line and decided to take a knee instead of going into the end zone, thus ending the game for all intents and purposes...carried a season-high 18 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in his first Big Game at Cal...scored on a three-yard run at the 4:53 mark of the third quarter to give the Cardinal a 45-0 lead...had 13 carries for 29 yards against Oregon State.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Tustin (Calif.) High School...played for head coach Myron Miller...four-star recruit listed as the 11th-best running back prospect in the nation by, 16th by and 21st by as the 80th best overall recruit by for school record 2,843 yards and 43 touchdowns as a senior after totaling 2,300 yards and 36 TDs as a junior...opened his senior season with a 354-yard, six touchdown performance against Kennedy-La Palma followed by a 317-yard, five-TD game against Foothill...two-time first team all-county and all-CIF selection...named Century League's Player of the Year as a senior and Offensive Player of the Year as a junior...three-time first team all-league selection...named Orange County Register's Running Back of the Decade...helped Tustin to back-to-back Century League titles in 2008 and '09...National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete recipient...also lettered in track and basketball...parents are William and Melanie Wilkerson...has two brothers, Marcus, Ricky Miller, and one sister, Ricky Miller played football at Fresno State (2002-05)...uncle, Mark Davis, played baseball at Stanford (1983-86) and played in three games with the California Angels in 1991...uncle, Mike Davis, played professional baseball with the Oakland A's (1980-87) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1988-89)...born in Anaheim, Calif....full name is William Anthony Wilkerson...majoring in communication.


Career Highs
Rushing Attempts: 18 at California, 2010
Rushing Yards: 93 vs. Washington, 2011
Rushing Touchdowns: 2 vs. Washington, 2011
Long: 39 vs. Arizona, 2010 Receiving
Receptions: 1 three times; last vs. Oregon State, 2010
Receiving Yards: 23 vs. Oregon State, 2010
TD Receptions: None
Longest Reception: 25 vs. USC, 2010