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2015 NFL DRAFT

Ka’Deem Carey, RB

School: Arizona  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 207 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: CHICAGO BEARS: Round 4/117 -- Ka'Deem Carey, RB, 5-10, 207, Arizona...A hard runner who lacks breakaway speed but was extremely durable and productive, Carey was the Pac-12 offensive player of the year in 2013 with 1,885 yards on 349 carries. He finished four years with 4,239 yards on 743 carries, averaging 5.7 yards. He will fit in as Matt Forte's backup and possibly will get short-yardage assignments. It was the role Michael Bush had last year before being cut for salary-cap purposes. - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 4/117 -- Ka'Deem Carey, RB, 5-10, 207, Arizona...A hard runner who lacks breakaway speed but was extremely durable and productive. Carey was Pac-12 offensive player of the year in 2013 with 1,885 rushing yards on 349 carries. He finished four years with 4,239 yards on 743 carries, averaging 5.7 yards. He'll fit in as Matt Forte's backup and possibly get short-yardage assignments. It's the role Michael Bush had last year before being cut for salary cap purposes. - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - Fourth-round running back selection Ka'Deem Carey not only has to outrun tacklers, but his past. He had been charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct following an incident with his girlfriend, but the charges were later dropped after he pled not guilty. After that incident, he was thrown out of a basketball game after a confrontation with campus security. "It's in the past, it's something you have to learn from," he said. He described himself now as "... a loveful cat." - The Sports Xchange

05/06/2014 - Five players who should be on the Buffalo Bills' draft radar...RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona: Running back could be a surprisingly high priority for the Bills given Marrone's preference to run the ball and the fact that incumbent standouts CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson are each entering the final year of their contracts. The Bills made a preemptive strike at the position by inking former 49er Anthony Dixon to a three-year deal but will likely be looking for a younger, quicker back to complement them. Carey's stock has been sliding during workouts due to slower-than-expected times in the 40-yard dash but he possesses good overall athleticism as well as the toughness and ability to handle third down duties that Marrone and Co. could value. He doesn't shy from contact and is a reliable receiver out of the backfield who will out-play his draft position if scouts fixate on his 40-yard dash time and allow him to slip out of the top 100 picks. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 41.*Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona, 5-10, 207, 4.53, 2...More determined than deceptive, Carey led the nation with 1,929 rushing yards in 2012, then came back bigger and stronger last year to push his streak of 100-yards rushing to 16 games, the most for any FBS player in ten years. Averaged 157.1 yards a game at 5.4 a carry in 2013. Strength is his strength, along with excellent vision and the ability to make blink-quick cuts. Lacks elite straight-line speed, but never runs a straight line anyway. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

01/13/2014 - Ka'Deem Carey to Enter 2014 NFL Draft...University of Arizona junior running back Ka'Deem Carey will enter the 2014 National Football League Draft, it was announced by Carey and the Wildcats' football program on Monday. Carey has chosen to forgo his final year of collegiate eligibility to pursue professional football. From 2011-13, he was a two-time Consensus All-American, a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection and the 2013 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. In 2012, he was the nation's leading rusher in yards per game (148.4) and total yards (1,929).

"I'm excited for the next phase of my career and to enter the NFL Draft," Carey said. "I want to thank God, my family, Coach Rodriguez, Coach Magee and all of my coaches for everything they've done for me. My time playing football for Arizona will always be very special to me and I want to thank the fans and the Tucson community for supporting me throughout my career. The future of Arizona football is bright. Bear Down." - Arizona football

01/13/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: Top-rated RB Ka'Deem Carey headed to NFL...Arizona junior running back Ka'Deem Carey joined the record-breaking list of underclassmen who will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, with the Wildcats announcing his decision to turn pro Monday. Carey is the top-rated running back and the No. 41 overall prospect, according to NFLDraftScout.com's ratings. Carey, 5-feet-10 and 207 pounds, racked up 1,885 yards on 349 carries in 2013. He also scored 19 touchdowns and averaged 157.1 yards per game to finish second in the nation. Carey runs with good power between the tackles and has excellent vision to see holes and make a strong cut. There are some questions about his maturity and straight-line speed, both of which he'll have an opportunity to address at next month's Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

"I'm excited for the next phase of my career and to enter the NFL Draft," Carey said in a statement. "I want to thank God, my family, Coach (Rich) Rodriguez, Coach (Calvin) Magee and all of my coaches for everything they've done for me. My time playing football for Arizona will always be very special to me and I want to thank the fans and the Tucson community for supporting me throughout my career. The future of Arizona football is bright. Bear Down." Carey leaves as Arizona's all-time leading rusher. He will face competition from fellow juniors Tre Mason from Auburn and Washington's Bishop Sankey to be the first running back selected in May. - The Sports Xchange

01/13/2014 - Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey to enter NFL Draft...One of the most productive running backs in the country has decided to move on. Arizona announced on Monday that Ka'Deem Carey would forego his final year of eligibility to enter May's NFL Draft. "I'm excited for the next phase of my career and to enter the NFL Draft," Carey said of his decision. "I want to thank God, my family, Coach Rodriguez, Coach Magee and all of my coaches for everything they've done for me. My time playing football for Arizona will always be very special to me and I want to thank the fans and the Tucson community for supporting me throughout my career. The future of Arizona football is bright. Bear Down."

Carey has flourished in Tucson the last two seasons. After leading the FBS in rushing yards per game with 148.38 in 2012, Carey improved that number to 157.08 in 2013, though he finished second to Boston College's Andre Williams. Amassing 3,814 rushing yards and 42 rushing touchdowns the last two seasons -- along with 476 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver -- is very impressive, and Carey hopes those performances will make him desirable to NFL teams. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com

01/13/2014 - Ka'Deem Carey to Enter 2014 NFL Draft...Carey totaled 1,885 yards on 349 carries in 2013, averaging 5.4 yards per tote. He scored 19 touchdowns on the ground and averaged 157.1 yards per game (No. 2 nationally). He led the nation in carries per game with 29.08 and ranked No. 3 in total yards. Showing his diversity, Carey also caught 26 receptions for 173 yards and one touchdown in 2013. He averaged 6.7 yards per catch. "Ka'Deem Carey was a great player for us," head coach Rich Rodriguez said. "We wish him all the best as he pursues his professional career."

He is Arizona's all-time career rushing leader (4,232 yards) and ranks seventh all-time in Pac-12 history. Carey owns the Arizona and Pac-12 single-game rushing records (366 yards vs. Colorado in 2012) and Arizona's single-season rushing record (1,929 yards in 2012). In total, he owns or shares 26 Arizona single-game, season and career records. In the AdvoCare V100 Bowl, Carey rushed for 169 yards, the 16th-straight game in which he eclipsed the century mark. That is the longest streak in Pac-12 history and the longest for any FBS player in the last 10 seasons. His 169 all-purpose yards brought his career mark to 5,483 yards. - Arizona football

12/31/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey has rushed for at least 119 yards in 15 consecutive games, dating to last season. He became the first UA player to be selected the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year since the program joined the then-Pac-10 in 1978. Nobody has stopped him; the best Boston College can hope for is to not let him break off big chunks of yardage at once.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I'm a workhorse, but when you see me in the open field, I feel I have more shake moves to get away from them, where he would just lower his shoulder and bulldoze through them." Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey, comparing himself to Boston College RB Andre Williams. - The Sports Xchange

12/31/2013 - Arizona wide receiver Nate Phillips had nine catches for 193 yards to overshadow a battle of All-American running backs, as the Wildcats cruised to a 42-19 victory over Boston College in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl on Tuesday afternoon. The game marked the first time that the two consensus All-America running backs met in the postseason. But it was Phillips, a 5-7 freshman, who grabbed the spotlight. He set a record for the bowl (formerly known as the Independence) for receiving yards. The previous record was 191, set by South Carolina's Sidney Rice in 2005.

Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey, who lost a fumble on his first attempt of the game, eventually got his yards, rushing 27 times for 169 yards and two touchdowns. The junior, who has not announced his intentions for the NFL Draft, extended his streak of 100-yard games to 16. But Andre Williams of Boston College rarely was able to get into the second level of Arizona's defense. Williams, who was fourth in the Heisman voting, finished with 75 yards on 26 carries in front of an announced crowd of 36,917 at Independence Stadium. - The Sports Xchange

12/26/2013 - CBSSPORTS.COM ALL-AMERICANS: FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE AS NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS: RB - Ka'Deem Carey, Jr., Arizona: As the only FBS running back to record 11 100-yard rushing performances in 2013, Carey needs 216 yards in the bowl game to match his single-season school-record from a season ago. The Wildcats lost their top passer and top two receivers from a year ago, but Carey was the model of consistency for Rich Rodriguez, and has put himself in position to possibly be the top running back drafted if he decides to forego his senior year. He has an excellent blend of quick feet, natural power and field vision to gash defenses as both an inside and outside runner. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/13/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, 5-10 207, Jr., Tucson, AZ...University of Arizona junior Ka'Deem Carey has been named to the Walter Camp First-Team All-America list for the second straight season, it was announced on Thursday. The Walter Camp All-America team is being announced in conjunction with The Home Depot College Football Awards show (ESPN, Thursday, 7:00 ET).

Carey was the first offensive player in Arizona history named to the Walter Camp All-America team last season and becomes the first Wildcat to be named to the team in back to back years since Tedy Bruschi earned the honors in 1994 and 1995. Carey, the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, is Arizona's all-time career rushing leader (4,070 yards) and is currently the nation's No. 2 rusher (156.0 ypg).

He is second among active FBS players with 4,070 career rushing yards. He owns or shares 21 single-game, season and career school records and leads all FBS players with 15-straight 100-yard rushing games. Carey leads all active FBS players in career rushing yards and leads all active FBS players with 50 career touchdowns (UA school record). - Arizona football

12/12/2013 - 2013 DOAK WALKER AWARD FINALIST (TOP RUNNING BACK): Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona...The 2013 Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Carey is Arizona's all-time career rushing leader (4,070 yards) and is currently the nation's No. 2 rusher (156.0 ypg). He's second among active FBS players with 4,070 career rushing yards. He owns or shares 21 single-game, season and career school records and leads all FBS players with 15-straight 100-yard rushing games. Carey leads all active FBS players with 4,070 career rushing yards (UA school record) and leads all active FBS players with 50 career touchdowns (UA school record). He ranks second among all active FBS players with 20.5 rush attempts per game (career). - Arizona football

12/12/2013 - Ka'Deem Carey turned into Ka'Disney Carey tonight at Disney's Boardwalk Hotel, where he arrived in advance of tomorrow's Doak Walker Award presentation. The UA's All-American running back spent close to an hour chatting with reporters along with several other athletes up for a variety of awards at tomorrow's Home Depot College Football Awards Show. Carey spoke with the Star about the decision he faces on whether or not to declare for the NFL draft. The running back told us he filed his paperwork to the NFL draft advisory board to see where he's projected to be picked and will wait to see what the results are before making a final decision.

"First round, second round, that's comfortable stuff you can't pass up," Carey said. "Anything after that I think you have to get your degree. There's a lot of things boiling in the pot affecting my decision." The running back said he would definitely wait until after the AdvoCare V100 Bowl on Dec. 31 to make his decision. He said he's been consulting with his mom, coach Rich Rodriguez and UA running backs coach Calvin Magee the most on his decision. Carey said being left out as a Heisman finalist may influence his decision. - Daniel Berk, Arizona Daily Star

12/03/2013 - 2013 ALL-PAC-12 FIRST TEAM (UNANIMOUS-COACHES): RB Ka'Deem Carey, Jr., Arizona (2)...Carey is Arizona's first Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year honoree and only unanimous All-Pac-12 First-Team Coaches Vote among all 2013 players. Previously, the Wildcats had seven winners of the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Award. In 2005, WR Mike Thomas was named Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year.

Also a Doak Walker Award finalist and a Heisman Trophy and All-America candidate, Carey is Arizona's all-time career rushing leader (4,070 yards) and is currently the nation's No. 2 rusher (156.0 ypg). He's second among active FBS players with 4,070 career rushing yards. He owns or shares 21 single-game, season and career school records and leads all FBS players with 15-straight 100-yard rushing games.

Carey leads all active FBS players with 4,070 career rushing yards (UA school record) and leads all active FBS players with 50 career touchdowns (UA school record). He ranks second among all active FBS players with 20.5 rush attempts per game (career). He's tied for the national lead among active FBS players with 21 career 100-yard rushing games. - Arizona football

12/03/2013 - 2013 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona...Carey, a junior from Tucson, Ariz., rushed for 1,716 yards on 322 attempts in 11 games this season, leading the Pac-12 in rushing yards per game (156.0 yards per game) while his total touchdowns (18) were second in Conference and all-purpose yards per game (171.7 yards per game) was third. The Doak Walker award finalist becomes the first Wildcat to win offensive player of the year honors in the history of the award. Carey's streak of 15 consecutive 100-yard performances is a Pac-12 record and is the longest active streak by an FBS player over the last 10 years.

The nation's second-leading rusher was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week twice in 2013, the first coming after a 236-yard performance on a then school-record 40 carries in a win over Utah on October 19. The second-weekly honor was earned following another 200-plus yard night on a new program-record 48 carries as the Wildcats upended No. 5 Oregon on November 25. Carey is a two-time All-Pac-12 first team performer and was the nation's rushing champion in 2012. - Pac-12 football

11/29/2013 - Arizona's Carey carried a school-record 48 times - the most in the Bowl Subdivision this season - while running for 206 yards and four touchdowns in the 42-16 upset of Oregon. Carey passed Trung Canidate (1996-99) to become the Wildcats' career rushing leader with 3,913 yards. His four TDs increased his career total to 49, breaking Art Luppino's school record of 48 from 1953-56. - AP Sports

11/29/2013 - WEEK 13 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Arizona Running back Ka'Deem Carey, a junior from Tucson, Ariz., racked up 206 yards on a school-record 48 carries to become the Wildcats' all-time leading rusher with 3,913 career yards as Arizona upset No. 5 Oregon 42-16 on Saturday afternoon in Tucson. His four touchdowns on the day established a new program mark for career touchdowns with 49 while his 45 career rushing touchdowns are also a school record.

The 48 carries were the most by an FBS player in a game this season and his string of 14-straight 100-yard rushing games is tied for the longest streak by an FBS player over the past ten seasons. The nation's second-leading rusher (155.9 ypg) earns the Conference offensive player of the week honor for the second time this year. Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were quarterbacks Taylor Kelly of Arizona State and Connor Halliday of WASHINGTON STATE; running backs Javorius Allen of USC and Bishop Sankey of WASHINGTON; and wide receivers Ty Montgomery of STANFORD and Shaq Evans of UCLA. - Pac-12 football

11/29/2013 - WEEK 13 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, ran for 206 yards and four TDs while becoming the school's all-time leading rusher to help the Wildcats shock No. 5 Oregon 42-16. - AP Sports

11/29/2013 - Andre Williams has put the Boston College program on his back this season. Last year, the Eagles were 2-10. Thanks in large part to Williams, BC is 7-4 and won four in a row. Williams rumbled for 263 yards Saturday in a close win over Maryland. It was his third consecutive 200-yard effort and gave him an eye-popping 2,073 yards on the season. He became the first RB since Donald Brown in 2008 to eclipse the 2000-yard mark. Not bad for a guy who in 2010 was an under-the-radar recruit ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 44 RB in his class. Scout had Williams at No. 92 among running backs, while ESPN ranked 151 other running backs above him in the recruiting class.

Thing is, as amazing as Williams has been, I'm not sure he's been the most impressive running back in the country. Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey trampled Nick Aliotti's Oregon defense Saturday, carrying the ball a school-record 48 times for 206 yards. It was his 14th consecutive 100-yard-plus rushing game. Carey has been great against every team he's faced. (You can't say the same for Williams, who while excellent against FSU, managed just 108 yards on 41 carries combined in two losses to USC and Clemson.) Carey's worst rushing output of the season was 119 yards in a 44-20 romp over Colorado on the road, and in that game he ran for four touchdowns. - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com

11/27/2013 - 2014 NFL Draft: Ka'Deem Carey shows first-round form vs. Ducks...It may not be the only time this year that Carey matches Trung Candidate, the man whose record he broke Saturday. Candidate is the only running back in school history to earn a first round selection, as he was selected No. 31 overall by the St. Louis Rams in 2000.

Carey, 5-10, 207-pounds, led the country with 1,929 rushing yards a year ago but the 1,559 he's rushed for this season have been even more impressive, as Carey has shown improved toughness and determination in the hole. A year ago, Carey often relied on his lateral agility and burst to make defenders miss. He still possesses the juice to make defenders look silly but is clearly stronger in 2013, which helped him barrel through multiple would-be tacklers for short yardage scores. Just as impressive this year has been Carey's production in the passing game. While his only catch against Oregon went for a five yard loss, Carey's strength and toughness makes him one of the country's more reliable pass protectors at the running back position.

Arizona's huge win will serve as an effective resume-builder for their head coach, their embattled quarterback and for Carey, as well. While his terrific body of work should provide plenty of evidence that he is one of the few running backs who should warrant first round consideration, the victory over Oregon gives the junior perhaps the perfect send-off for what could be his final game at Arizona Stadium. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

11/27/2013 - 2014 NFL Draft: Ka'Deem Carey shows first-round form vs. Ducks...Those who didn't see Arizona's shocking dismantling of Oregon Saturday will give the Wildcats' defense most of the credit for clamping down Marcus Mariota and the dynamic Ducks' offense in the Wildcats' 42-16 win. While the defense certainly deserves credit -- they were the first to intercept Mariota in a calendar year (and they did it twice) -- head coach Rich Rodriguez turned to a time-honored strategy of running the football to keep the Ducks' offense off the field The strategy isn't a new one but with a superstar running back in junior Ka'Deem Carey, Rodriguez had a talent to rely upon that few other teams in the country can boast.

Carey ran the ball an eye-popping 48 times for 206 yards and four touchdowns, combining with quarterback B.J. Denker to give Rodriguez easily the biggest win of his career in Tucson. A week after struggling in a home loss to Washington State, Denker was spectacular, stealing the role of a potential Heisman candidate from Mariota by completing 19 of 22 passes for 178 yards and two scores while running for another 102 yards. Denker's breakout performance certainly will catch the attention of scouts but the superstar in this game was clearly Carey, who galloped 20 yards in the third quarter to break the Wildcats' all-time rushing record with state rival Arizona State coming up next weekend. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

11/24/2013 - Halfback Ka'Deem Carey rushed for 206 yards and four touchdowns and quarterback B.J. Denker passed for two touchdowns, leading the Arizona Wildcats to an upset of No. 5 Oregon 42-16 to deprive the Ducks of a possible Pac-12 North title. Carey, a junior, set school career records with 3,913 rushing yards and 49 touchdowns as the Wildcats (7-4, 4-4) broke a two-game losing streak. Carey has rushed for at least 100 yards in 14 straight games.

Oregon (9-2, 6-2) and No. 9 Stanford have two losses apiece in the Pac-12 North after the Cardinal beat California on Saturday. Stanford (9-2, 7-2) wins the title even if the Oregon beats Oregon State next week by virtue of its 26-20 victory over the Ducks on Nov. 7. Carey scored on 6-, 1-, 9- and 1-yard runs, and his last touchdown gave the 20-point underdog Wildcats a 35-9 lead with 7:07 remaining in the third quarter. Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns, and his 2-yard scoring pass to wide receiver Josh Huff closed the Ducks' deficit to 35-16 three plays in the fourth quarter. Carey's fourth touchdown capped a 75-yard drive to put the game out reach with 8:59 remaining. - The Sports Xchange

11/02/2013 - B.J. Denker ran for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth, Ka'Deem Carey went over 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season and Arizona beat California 33-28 on Saturday afternoon. A week after setting a school record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in one game, Denker managed just 44 yards on the ground but scored on runs of nine, one and 14 yards. That gave the Wildcats senior a team-leading 11 rushing touchdowns this season, another Arizona record for quarterbacks.

Carey, the nation's leading rusher, topped the century mark for the 11th consecutive game with 152 yards on 32 carries. Cal freshman quarterback Jared Goff passed for four touchdowns but was intercepted twice in the second half. Arizona's third straight win improved the Wildcats to 6-2 (3-2 Pac-12) and makes them bowl eligible for the second time in two seasons under coach Rich Rodriguez. - AP Sports

10/27/2013 - Ka'Deem Carey rushed for four touchdowns and Arizona extended Colorado's Pac-12 losing streak to a dozen games with a 44-20 win over the Buffaloes on Saturday night. Carey, the nation's leading rusher, ran for 119 yards on 23 carries. But it was his quarterback, B.J. Denker, who surprised the Buffs on the ground with a career-best 192 yards on 15 keepers. He got 100 of those yards on two scampers up the middle, a career-long 54-yard gem and a 46-yarder that got the Wildcats (5-2, 2-2) out from the shadow of their own goal line.

Carey, who came in averaging 160 yards a game, scored from 1, 7, 1 and 6 yards out - one TD in each quarter. He's now reached the end zone in nine straight quarters against the Buffaloes (3-4, 0-4). Last year, he rolled up a conference record 366 yards and five TDs on the Buffaloes.

His last score Saturday night came after the Buffs tried a fake punt on fourth-and-5 from their own 17, but Trevor Ermisch tackled punter Darragh O'Neill at the 18. Two plays later, Carey was in the end zone again for a 41-20 lead. Denker also threw for 365 yards and a touchdown. Carey's best run of the night was a 30-yard scamper that set up another score in the first half that gave the Wildcats a 24-13 lead at the break after they'd spent much of the second quarter playing catch up. - AP Sports

10/21/2013 - WEEK 8 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ka'Deem Carey, a junior from Tucson, Ariz., carried the ball a school-record 40 times for 236 yards and a game-clinching touchdown as Arizona beat Utah 35-24 on Saturday night at home. He gained 30-yards on his first carry of the game and ran for a 44-yard touchdown on his last carry with 90 seconds remaining to secure the Wildcats??? first Conference win. The 236 rushing yards is Carey's second-highest career tally and third-highest in Arizona single-game history. The reigning national rushing champion now leads the nation with 161.0 rushing yards per game. Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were quarterbacks Sean Mannion of OREGON STATE and Connor Halliday of WASHINGTON STATE; running backs Marion Grice of Arizona State, Byron Marshall of OREGON, Tyler Gaffney of Stanford, and Silas Redd of USC; and tailback Michael Adkins of COLORADO. - Pac-12 football

10/21/2013 - WEEK 8 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, ran for 236 yards in a school-record 40 carries, capping off his night with a 44-yard touchdown run with 1:30 left, in the Wildcats' 35-24 victory over Utah. - AP Sports

10/20/2013 - Ka'Deem Carey rushed for 236 yards in a school record 40 carries, capping off his night with a 44-yard touchdown run with 1:30 to play to seal Arizona's 35-24 victory over Utah Saturday. B.J. Denker ran for two touchdowns and passed for another for the Wildcats (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) in their first conference victory of the season. Utah (4-3, 1-3), coming off its stunning upset of then-No. 5 Stanford, lost quarterback Travis Wilson with an injury to his right hand late in the first half.

Backup Adam Schulz threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Sean Fitzgerald to put Utah up 21-20 early in the third quarter after Arizona led 20-7 at the half. Carey, the nation's leading rusher last season, amassed the second-most yardage in his career, exceeded only by his Pac-12 record 366 against Colorado last season. - AP Sports

09/16/2013 - B.J. Denker ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, leading Arizona past outmatched UTSA 38-13 Saturday night. Denker, the senior who won the offseason competition to succeed Matt Scott at quarterback, had TD runs of 35 and 1 yards and threw 13 yards to Samajie Grant for another score.

Ka'Deem Carey carried 27 times for 128 yards, including touchdown runs of 4 and 7 yards. Denker had 10 rushes for 90 yards and completed 14 of 21 passes for 158 yards with no interceptions. Arizona improved to 3-0 against a soft early schedule, beating Northern Arizona, UNLV and UTSA by a combined 131-26. Eric Soza completed 30 of 46 passes for 277 yards with one interception for the Roadrunners (1-2). He also fumbled the ball away. - AP Sports

09/08/2013 - Ka'Deem Carey rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns in his much-anticipated return Saturday night for Arizona, leading the Wildcats to a 58-13 win over UNLV. The junior all-American, who was suspended for the team's season-opener as discipline reportedly stemming from a pair of off-field incidents during the offseason, didn't enter the game until the second quarter, but outrushed UNLV's entire team by halftime, 110-69.

The Wildcats wasted no time in establishing its presence, scoring on three of its first four possessions -- all in the first quarter. With his team ahead 17-6, Carey scored on his first touch of the season, powering through UNLV's defensive line and finishing the run untouched for a 58-yard score with 14:28 left in the first half. Carey, last season's NCAA-leading rusher with 1,929 yards, then capped an 11-play, 63-yard drive on Arizona's next possession with a 12-yard scoring run. - AP Sports

09/07/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Ka'Deem Carey was suspended for the season opener because of a couple of offseason incidents, but the 2012 consensus All-American will be ready to make his 2013 debut at UNLV on Saturday. Carey won the NCAA rushing title last season with 1,929 yards, 148.3 per game. His one-game suspension isn't likely to factor into his ability to repeat as the rushing champ. The NCAA bases it on yards per game, so missing a game won't be a detriment to Carey, as long as he qualifies by playing in 75 percent of UA's games. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2013 - Scouting the Arizona running game: Arizona's attack welcomes back All-American Ka'Deem Carey, who was suspended by coach Rich Rodriguez last week. The Wildcats have another good option in senior Daniel Jenkins, who broke off a 91-yard touchdown run vs. NAU in the season-opener. Look for Rodriguez to get them on the field at the same time, with one sometimes moving into the slot. Sophomore Jared Baker is a speedy option, too. Arizona put up 306 rushing yards against NAU and probably will use the quarterback run more than last season in the read-option offense. - The Sports Xchange

09/06/2013 - Arizona rolled up 306 yards on the ground against Northern Arizona in a 35-0 win last week. And that was without Ka'Deem Carey, the nation's leading rusher last season with 1,929 yards. Saturday night against UNLV, the junior all-American makes his return after being suspended for the team's season opener, reportedly as discipline stemming from a pair of off-field incidents during the offseason. "They have gifted athletes. Carey is the marquee guy, he led the nation in rushing, it's a tall order," UNLV coach Bobby Hauck said. "I think we're a pretty good tackling team, but that gets exposed playing an offense like Arizona with their skilled athletes. We'll get to find out if we're as good tackling as I think we are."

UNLV comes into the game on the heels of a mistake-riddled loss at Minnesota, where the Gophers used a pair of special teams touchdowns and an 89-yard fourth-quarter interception return TD to blow open a close game. The Gophers, who led 16-13 at halftime, won 51-23. "Obviously every first game for every team in America, there's a lot to correct; we were certainly no exception to that," Hauck said. "We've had good work, a good week of practice and I think our guys are really hungry to play again." - AP Sports

08/30/2013 - MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER: RB Ka'Deem Carey - Arizona has what appears to be a deep running back group, but Carey is a special talent and potential first-round pick, according to NFLDraftScout.com. The junior is a great fit for the read-option, which is adept at spreading the field and creating open space. Carey has the vision and the quick cuts to find that space at the line of scrimmage and rip off long runs. The Arizona offense can certainly hang its hat on Carey, the nation's leading rusher in 2012, but you have to wonder how much opponents will crowd the box, daring a new UA quarterback to try to beat man coverage. - The Sports Xchange

08/30/2013 - Junior running back Ka'Deem Carey, who led the nation in rushing last season with 1,929 yards, had a troubled offseason, although misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges were dropped in June. He also was removed from an Arizona basketball game in January after a verbal confrontation with event staff and police. Coach Rich Rodriguez said Carey has been doing what he needed to do to get back into the staff's good graces, although he wasn't ready early in camp to pass judgment on whether Carey would miss any games as punishment. "We have a lot of strict policies, a lot of things in our program, like any coach would, and if you don't do things the right way, then you are going to pay the price in playing time," Rodriguez said. - The Sports Xchange

08/30/2013 - Ka'Deem Carey, the nation's leading rusher last season, sat out Arizona's season opener against Northern Arizona on Friday night. The school said Carey was not playing ''per team policy.'' The punishment apparently stems from the trouble Carey encountered in the offseason.

Carey was charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct for an incident last Dec. 26 involving his pregnant ex-girlfriend. He also was kicked out of an Arizona basketball game in late January in a run-in with arena staff and local police. The charges were dropped last summer and Carey has reconciled with his girlfriend, who gave birth to a boy. - AP Sports

08/12/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: RB Ka'Deem Carey rushed for a school-record 1,923 yards on 303 carries as a sophomore. Especially taking advantage of inside zone plays that allowed him space to cut through the traffic, Carey was at his best late in the season. His Pac-12 record 366 yards vs. Colorado kicked off a four-game stretch in which he rushed for 914 yards. The consensus All-American fell short of his goal of 2,000 yards, although he'll take aim at that mark in 2013. He had a rough start to the offseason, however, and will face charges misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct, stemming from a Dec. 26 incident with his pregnant ex-girlfriend. - The Sports Xchange

08/12/2013 - TOP ARIZONA PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. RB Ka'Deem Carey (5-10, 198, 4.53)*...Given the success that Rodriguez had enjoyed with athletic runners at Michigan and West Virginia, perhaps it was predictable that Carey (and Scott) would succeed in his offense. The highly regarded prep prospect finished second on the team with 425 yards as a true freshman in 2011 and led the Wildcats with six scores, but few forecasted his shattering the school's single-season rushing record in a breakout sophomore campaign. Carey slashed and sped his way through Pac-12 defenses to the tune of 1,929 yards - the fifth highest total in conference history and 323 more yards than former St. Louis Rams first-round pick Trung Candidate ran for in 1999, the previous high at Arizona. Carey, however, is far from just a product of scheme. Despite possessing a slimmer build than scouts would prefer in a bell-cow back, Carey is surprisingly powerful and a nightmare to tackle in the open field due to his lateral agility, vision and burst. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/12/2013 - TOP ARIZONA PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. RB Ka'Deem Carey (5-10, 198, 4.53)*...Carey possesses reliable hands out of the backfield and led the Wildcats with 549 yards off kick returns in 2011, proving his versatility. Though charges were ultimately dropped, NFL decision-makers will want to investigate an alleged domestic violence incident in December involving Carey and the mother of his child. If clubs are satisfied with his maturity and Carey enjoys another big season, it isn't difficult to imagine him making the pro jump a year early. Carey could earn a similar second-round grade as the back whom scouts have mentioned as an early comparisons for the All-American -- Philadelphia Eagles star LeSean McCoy, the No. 53 overall pick in 2009. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/20/2013 - 2013 DOAK WALKER AWARD WATCH LIST: Ka'Deem Carey (Jr.), Arizona...Carey was named to eight All-America teams, including Walter Camp, The Sporting News and the Associated Press, to earn consensus All-America honors from the NCAA in 2012. He was named 2012 All-Pac-12 First-Team and ended the season as the nation's leading rusher in yards per game (148.4) and total yards (1,929).

He 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 on Nov. 23. Against Colorado on Nov. 10, he broke the Pac-12 and UA single-game rushing records with 366 yards on the ground. His 1,929 yards rank No. 5 in Pac-12 single-season history. Carey's 24 touchdowns (23 rushing and one receiving) ranked No. 5 nationally and No. 1 in the Pac-12 while breaking the Arizona single-season rushing TD school record. - Arizona football

07/20/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP WATCH LIST: RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona...A 2012 Walter Camp All-American, Carey is now a member of the 2013 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award Watch List. To date, he has also been named to the Maxwell Player of the Year and Doak Walker Running Back Awards Watch Lists. He is one of nine Pac-12 players recognized by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Carey was named to eight All-America teams, including Walter Camp, The Sporting News and the Associated Press, to earn consensus All-America honors from the NCAA in 2012. He was named 2012 All-Pac-12 First-Team and ended the season as the nation's leading rusher in yards per game (148.4) and total yards (1,929). - Arizona football

07/16/2013 - 2013 MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona...Junior running back Ka'Deem Carey was one of 76 players and one of 28 running backs named to the 2013 Maxwell Player of the Year Award Watch List. He was one of 15 Pac-12 players recognized. Carey was the nation's leading rusher in yards per game (148.4) and total yards (1,929) in 2012. He 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 on Nov. 23. Against Colorado on Nov. 10, he broke the Pac-12 and UA single-game rushing records with 366 yards on the ground. His 1,929 yards rank No. 5 in Pac-12 single-season history. - Arizona football

06/15/2013 - Arizona Wildcats All-American running back Ka'Deem Carey will not face charges relating to an alleged domestic violence incident as the Tucson City Prosecutor dropped all charges on Friday. Carey was facing misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges stemming from an alleged incident in December involving his ex-girlfriend, who was pregnant with the couple's child at the time.

Carey was accused of knocking down the 23-year-old woman while looking for a lighter in her room to smoke an illegal substance, according to the police report. He also was accused of slamming her fingers in a door. While dropping the charges, the city released a statement saying, "A key witness for the prosecution is unavailable, and even if the witness were available, there is no substantial likelihood that a judge would convict Mr. Carey."

As a sophomore last season, Carey, was a consensus first-team All-American selection when he led the nation in rushing yards with 1,929 and set school records for yards and rushing 23 touchdowns. - The Sports Xchange

 
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05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: CHICAGO BEARS: Round 4/117 -- Ka'Deem Carey, RB, 5-10, 207, Arizona...A hard runner who lacks breakaway speed but was extremely durable and productive, Carey was the Pac-12 offensive player of the year in 2013 with 1,885 yards on 349 carries. He finished four years with 4,239 yards on 743 carries, averaging 5.7 yards. He will fit in as Matt Forte's backup and possibly will get short-yardage assignments. It was the role Michael Bush had last year before being cut for salary-cap purposes. - The Sports Xchange
 

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