Ka’Deem Carey named consensus All-American

For the second consecutive season, the dynamic running back for the Arizona Wildcats, Ka’Deem Carey, has been named a consensus All-American.

With the announcement of the American Football Coaches’ Association and Football Writers’ Association of America All-America teams on Wednesday and perviously being named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Associated Press All-America teams, Carey became the fourth two-time consensus All-American, joining Ricky Hunley (1982-83), Rob Waldrop (1992-93) and Tedy Bruschi (1994-95) in Arizona’s history. However he became the first offensive player to receive the honor last season.

In order to be considered a consensus All-American, a player must be featured on three of the five recognized teams (AFCA, FWAA, AP, WCFF and Sporting News). Carey was named to four of them.

The Tucson native followed up a breakout 2012 season with another incredible 2013 campaign. Going into the Advocare V100 Bowl in Shreveport, LA on December 31st, he has 1,716 yards on 322 attempts with 17 touchdowns and averages and 156.0 yards per game which is good for number two in the nation. He’s rushed for 100+ yards in 15-straight games, both Arizona and Pac-12 records.

Carey had previously been named the Pac-12’s offensive player of the year which is the first time a Wildcat has received that award, and finished 10th in the Heisman Trophy voting becoming the first Wildcat to ever finish in the top-10 of that trophy.