TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona football sophomore Ka'Deem Carey has been named a first-team All-American by CBSSports.com, it was announced on Monday. He earned the top slot at the running back position for the first All-America honor of his career.
Carey, named first-team All-Pac-12 last week, broke Trung Canidate's single-season school-record rushing mark of 1,602 yards from 1999 in the first quarter of the Arizona State game. Against Colorado on Nov. 10, he broke the Pac-12 and UA single-game rushing records with 366 yards on the ground. The Tucson native was also named UA's co-Team MVP at Sunday's awards banquet.
Carey is the nation's second leading rusher in total yardage (1,757). His 21 touchdowns (20 rushing and one receiving) rank tied for eighth nationally and No. 2 in the Pac-12. He is the first Wildcat to register back-to-back 200-plus yard rushing games and is just the third to have multiple 200-yard games in his career. He has topped 100 yards rushing nine times this season alone, just a year after the Wildcats broke 100 yards as a team only five times in 12 contests in 2011. Seven of his 100-yard games have come against Pac-12 schools.
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