Arizona RB Ka’Deem Carey looking for NCAA Football 13-type numbersby Christopher C. Wuensch on Jul. 17, 2012, under Bear Down...and Blog, Sports
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Ka’Deem Carey has quite a ways to go before he’s actually on the cover of the recently-released, highly-anticipated NCAA Football 13 — and not just the product of some sparkling photo illustration.
It’s not going to take video game numbers, however, for the Tucson native — who likely takes over as the Wildcats’ premier back this season — to gain a spot in Arizona football lore.
Carey needs 3,340 yards to eclipse Trung Candidate as the Wildcats’ all-time leading rusher.
A tall order for a player entering his sophomore year? Definitely; but it’s within reach.
Candidate wracked up 3,824 yards in just three seasons in the Pac-10, averaging 117 yards per game.
Carey pounded out 425 yards last season and led the team in rushing touchdowns (6) as a true freshman behind senior starter Keola Antolin. Antolin (568 yards) is now vying for a spot this summer with the Arizona Cardinals.
Carey needs 1,133 yards per his final three seasons to catch Candidate, meaning he needs to average roughly 95 yards per game for his career — less considering any bowl game appearances.
He wouldn’t need Bo Jackson-Tecmo Bowl-type numbers; he’d just need Bo Jackson Heisman winner numbers.*
Former Heisman Award Winners’ Career YPG:
Ron Dayne, 151.6
Ricky Williams, 136.5
Barry Sanders, 118.5
Rashaan Salaam, 113.2
Bo Jackson, 91.8*
Eddie George, 83.7
Mark Ingram, 82.9
Reggie Bush, 81.3
— Ka’Deem Carey (@Kcarey25) July 11, 2012
Made the cut for summer league I’ll be a Houston Rocket in Vegas this weekend
— Kyle Fogg (@KFogg21) July 12, 2012
S/O to all my followers for your support. Still chasin my dream and trying to prove the doubters wrong #714 #520 thank you! — Kyle Fogg (@KFogg21) July 12, 2012
On the way to Minnesota✈ — Derrick Williams (@RealDwill7) July 12, 2012
Whoever made my oatmeal at McDonald’s this morning need to be fired..! — Robert Golden(@R0bG0lden) July 12, 2012
- Former Wildcat CB Robert Golden learning the feistiness that comes with being in Pittsburgh Steelers camp.
- All American 3B celebrating her former Wildcat teammates, including Lovieanne Jung, Leah O’Brien and…
As if downtown Chicago in the summertime wasn’t great enough… I get to be here w/ my Teammates (04′ Dream Team) & my mama! — Jennie Finch (@jfinch27) July 12, 2012
Going for a little jog this morning. What will you do today to stay in shape? — Amanda Beard (@AmandaRayBeard) July 12, 2012
- Does Tweeting count as exercise?
- Wish I could have seen the look on the putt-putt attendant’s face when Annika Sorenstam stepped up to play a round.
Speaking of Brigetta Barrett, she’ll eventually have to come out of that barrel — especially if she wins The Bowerman award as the Nation’s top track and field athlete. The Wildcat junior is one of three finalists for the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s top honor. She is up against Kimberlyn Duncan of LSU and Oregon’s Brianne Theisen. Winner is decided by online votes.
Barrett is the first student-athlete in Arizona history to be named a finalist for The Bowerman. Additionally, Barrett was only the third woman in award history to make a second semifinalist appearance.
Barrett swept NCAA high jump titles for the second-straight season in 2012. She became the first in woman in DI history to earn dual-season titles in back-to-back years, a combination of four consecutive national titles between the seasons.
At the indoor championships, Barrett cleared 6-5 (1.96m) to take home her second-straight indoor title. Also during the indoor season, Barrett cleared 6-5.5 (1.97m), which was good for the school record in the event. That leap tied Barrett for the second-best mark in indoor collegiate history and was the best among the collegiate ranks since 2009.
Additionally, Barrett won her second-straight MPSF title in the high jump, setting a MPSF Championships record by clearing 6-4 (1.93m).
How can a year get any better than that? Barrett will high jump for Team USA this summer in the 2012 Olympic Games. Perhaps then she can get out of the barrel and onto the medal stand.
Ever want to party with an Olympian? I suppose that depends on what era of Amanda Beard you’re getting.
The Wildcat alum and seven-time medalist is among the ex-Olympians available to attend your very own clinic and London Games viewing party.
Perhaps she could regale you with a tale such as this one:
— Amanda Beard (@AmandaRayBeard) July 13, 2012
Because you can never go too long without a little Gronk…
Warning: Arctic Ease might melt in the Tucson sun.