CDO's Ka'Deem Carey is briefly caught by a Tucson High defender in the first quarter of a game on Sept. 11, 2009. Jeffry Scott / Arizona Daily Star

Jeffry Scott / Arizona Daily Star

Sure, it’s convenient to choose Carey No. 1 because his memories are still fresh. But his numbers speak loudly: 2,738 yards as a junior, leading CDO to a 14-0 state title and, although he missed three games as a senior, 1,754 more with 26 touchdowns.

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