In my Bleacher Report article last week I touched on where junior running back Ka’Deem Carey will rank among the Arizona Wildcats greatest athletes.
I place him third behind Sean Elliott and Annika Sorenstam. Of course, Carey’s standing among the Arizona Wildcats greats can change one way or the other based on his performance at the next level.
When ranking only Arizona Wildcats football, no question that Ka’Deem Carey is the best offensive player in the program’s history and the greatest defensive player is career-tackles leader Ricky Hunley.
A special moment was caught on film Saturday when Hunley embraced Carey after Carey’s first of four touchdown runs against Oregon in the Arizona Wildcats’ 42-16 upset victory last Saturday. The ABC/ESPN broadcasting crew and staff did not recognize Hunley. Otherwise, the moment would certainly have been highlighted and discussed.
How often does a school’s best offensive and defensive players in history have an opportunity to share a moment like that?
After addressing the Wildcats following a practice in August before the season, Hunley told TucsonCitizen.com reporter Anthony Gimino: “Ka’Deem, that’s a man. He’s not going to be here long. You better use him up”.