Arizona Wildcats football: Carey officially a consensus All-American — again

2013-12-18T08:11:00Z 2013-12-18T08:18:05Z Arizona Wildcats football: Carey officially a consensus All-American — againDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Ka’Deem Carey has gone where no other Arizona offensive player has ever gone before — again.

The American Football Coaches Association named the junior running back a first-team All-American this morning, which officially makes him a consensus All-American.

It’s the second straight year Carey has been a consensus All-American and he becomes the first UA offensive player to ever accomplish the feat. The only other Arizona players to ever do it — Ricky Hunley, Rob Waldrop and Tedy Bruschi — were all defensive players. No other offensive player in UA history has ever been a consensus All-American once.

Carey has been named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press, the Walter Camp Foundation and now the AFCA. To be a consensus pick, a player has to be on three of the five recognized All-American teams. The other two teams are the Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America.

The Canyon del Oro graduate was named a second-team pick by the Sporting News. The FWAA is expected to release its team later today.

The consensus pick wraps up a long list of accolades this season by Carey. He was a Doak Walker finalist and became the first player in UA history to finish in the top 10 in the Heisman Trophy voting when he finished 10th.

Carey rushed for 1,716 yards and 17 touchdowns during the regular season this year. He will cap off his junior season on Dec. 31 in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl.

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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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