TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona sophomore running back Ka'Deem Carey was named to the 2012 Maxwell Award Watch List, it was announced by the Maxwell Football Club on Wednesday. The Maxwell Award has been presented to the outstanding collegiate football player since 1937.
Carey has rushed for 842 yards on 155 carries in seven games this season, ranking No. 16 in the nation in total yardage and No. 10 in total carries. He averages 120.3 yards per game to rank No. 14 nationally and averages 5.4 yards per tote. His yards per game rank fourth in the Pac-12. He generates 154.29 all-purpose yards per game, the No. 3 mark in the league.
He's scored 11 rushing touchdowns with one receiving score, ranking No. 2 in the Pac-12 in points per game with 10.29. He set a career high for yards in a game with 172 in Arizona's win over Washington. In five of this season's seven games, Carey accumulated 100 or more rushing yards, including a current three-game streak. His one]yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter against UW was his sixth over the last three games. Carey tied UA's Trung Canidate (1999) with 11 rushing scores in a season, fourth]most in school history.
Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced on October 29 and the three finalists will be announced November 19. The winner of the 2012 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on December 6.