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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