TUCSON, Ariz. KaDeem Carey is living out a dream, setting records and achieving standards unheard of in the world of Arizona football. Carey, a Tucson native who's only a sophomore, has already surpassed anyones expectations.
As a kid, you hope to grow up to achieve a lot of goals, Carey said earlier this week as Arizona was preparing to face Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 15. I feel like Ive achieved them this year.
"Its nothing where its (caught me) off-guard or surprising. I knew what this team was capable of, because the front line was more experienced this year.
After a freshman season in which he tallied 491 yards on 91 carries, Carey has exploded on the scene with 1,757 yards (second in the nation) and a national-best 146.42 yards per game in Rich Rodriguez's first year as the Wildcats' coach.
Among the highlights:
He was named first-team All-Pac-12.
He set the single-season school rushing mark, breaking Trung Canidate's record of 1,602 yards from 1999.