Tucson, Ariz., that hotbed of talent with a population of about 524,000, has produced three significant record-breakers for a major sport at Arizona.
Sean Elliott of Cholla High School holds the Arizona Wildcats career scoring mark of 2,555 points in basketball.
Shelley Duncan of Canyon del Oro High School is the Arizona Wildcats’ career home run leader with 55.
Now Ka’Deem Carey, also of CDO, is the Arizona Wildcats’ career leader with 3,913 rushing yards and 45 rushing touchdowns.
Fox college football analyst Eddie George, a Heisman Trophy winner when he played at Ohio State, commented at halftime of the Arizona State-UCLA game that Carey should be in New York City with the finalists for the prestigious award.
He mentioned that with Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M faltering against LSU on Saturday, “it opens it up for everybody, and Ka’Deem Carey is as deserving as anybody.”
NFL Draft expert Rob Rang of CBSSports.com also heaped praise on Carey after the junior All-American’s 206 yards on 48 carries and four touchdowns in the Arizona Wildcats’ 42-16 drubbing of No. 5 Oregon at Arizona Stadium on Saturday.
“While his terrific body of work should provide plenty of evidence that he is one of the few running backs who should warrant first round consideration, the victory over Oregon gives the junior perhaps the perfect send-off for what could be his final game at Arizona Stadium,” Rang writes.