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Carey named a first-team All-American


University of Arizona football sophomore Ka'Deem Carey has been named a first-team All-American by, 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 leading rusher in yards per game (146.42) and ranks No. 2 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.

Arizona football will take on the Nevada Wolf Pack on Sat., Dec. 15 at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.