Former UA All-America running back Ka’Deem Carey served as an honorary captain Saturday. Carey stood beside Layth Friekh, Jace Whittaker and Anthony Pandy for the pre-game coin toss.
Carey, Arizona’s all-time leading rusher with 4,239 yards, lives in Tucson with his wife and children. The Bears waived Carey just over a year ago, after he suffered a wrist injury in the preseason. Carey, who was Chicago’s fourth-round pick in 2014, has worked out for numerous teams since but has yet to catch on.
Carey’s captaincy was part of a busy weekend. The Canyon del Oro High School grad gave a motivational speech to the Wildcats on Friday night at the team hotel.
Carey was the second UA star in as many home games to serve as an honorary captain. Former linebacker Lance Briggs had the honor in Week 1 against BYU.
Who will the UA choose in two weeks, when it faces USC?