Arizona Wildcats football: Carey named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

2013-10-21T13:10:00Z 2013-10-21T13:28:30Z Arizona Wildcats football: Carey named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the WeekDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 21, 2013 1:10 pm  • 

Arizona Wildcats running back Ka’Deem Carey was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the league.

It’s the first time this season the Canyon del Oro High School product has won the honor.

Carey rushed for 236 yards on a school-record 40 carries Saturday night in the UA’s 35-24 win over Utah.

His final carry was the most memorable.

In the final minutes of the fourth quarter with the UA leading by four, Carey scored on a 44-yard rush that iced the win for the Wildcats. It was his only touchdown of the game.

Carey has rushed for more than 100 yards in nine straight games and has scored a touchdown in 13 of his last 14 games.

The junior also went over 3,000 career yards in the win.

Carey is the third Arizona player to be recognized by the Pac-12 this season. Tra’Mayne Bondurant was the Defensive Player of the Week following the team’s season opening win over NAU. Kicker Jake Smith won the special teams honor one week later after the victory over UNLV.

Stanford safety Jordan Richards was named the Defensive Player of the Week and Arizona State kicker Zane Gonzalez won Special Teams Player of the Week.

Carey and Arizona will travel to Colorado to play the Buffaloes on Saturday at 5 p.m. Last year, Carey had a school-record 366 yards against Colorado.

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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.

Contact Daniel at dberk@azstarnet.com or by calling 573-4330. Follow him on Twitter @DSBerk.

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