TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona sophomore Ka’Deem Carey has been named a first-team All-American by CBSSports.com, it was announced on Monday.
Carey, named to the All-Pac-12 team last week, is the nation’s leading rusher in total yardage (1,757) and yards per game (146.42). His 21 touchdowns (20 rushing and one receiving) are tied for eighth nationally. Carey 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 shared the team MVP honor with senior quarterback Matt Scott.
Other team award winners, announced at the annual banquet on Sunday, included linebacker Jake Fischer, Tedy Bruschi Award, given to the player who best demonstrates commitment, determination, leadership and selflessness; center Kyle Quinn, Lineman of the Year and Senior Scholar-Athlete; kicker John Bonano, Senior Scholar-Athlete; and linebacker C.J. Dozier, Freshman Scholar-Athlete.
The other first-team running back on the CBSSports.com All-America team was UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin. They were joined by five over Pac-12 players on the first team: Arizona State defensive lineman Will Sutton, Oregon State defensive back Jordan Poyer, USC receiver Marqise Lee, Stanford tight end Zac Ertz and Utah kick returner Reggie Dunn.