Arizona Wildcats football: Carey named finalist for Doak Walker Award

2013-11-25T15:06:00Z 2013-11-25T15:17:18Z Arizona Wildcats football: Carey named finalist for Doak Walker AwardDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
November 25, 2013 3:06 pm  • 

 The accolades keep pouring in for Ka’Deem Carey.

Arizona’s junior running back was named a finalist for the Doak Walker Award this afternoon. He’s one of three finalists along with Washington’s Bishop Sankey and Boston College’s Andre Williams. The award is given to the top running back in college football.

Carey is the first Doak Walker finalist in Arizona history.

The former Canyon del Oro High School star will now head to Orlando next month for the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN where the winner will be announced.

Carey has rushed for 1,556 yards this season and 14 touchdowns. He became the school’s career all-time leading rusher on Saturday and now has 3,913 yards in his UA career.

The 3,913 yards lead all active FBS rushers as do his 49 career touchdowns.

Carey is coming off a 48-carry, 206-yard performance against Oregon on Saturday. The 48 carries were the most by an FBS running back this season.

“I think he’s the best in the country,” UA coach Rich Rodriguez said today before the finalists were announced. “He’s at least one of the three best, right? He carried it 48 times and he carried as hard on his 48th as he did on his eighth. It’s pretty remarkable.”

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

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