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Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey is on two All-America teams (and counting)

Ka'Deem Carey

Ka’Deem Carey will be looking to pick up more postseason honors in the next couple of weeks. Photo by Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Wildcats running back Ka’Deem Carey has been selected as a first-team All-American by two media outlets.

CBSSports.com and Athlon each picked Carey, who leads the nation in rushing at 146.4 yards per game.

CBSSports.com paired Carey with UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin on its first team. Athlon went with Carey and Wisconsin’s Montee Ball.

Carey is the first first-team All-American running back in school history.

While those are very nice honors to be sure, neither CBSSports.com nor Athlon produces one of the five All-America teams officially recognized by the NCAA.

Only one of those teams has been announced, with the American Football Coaches Association bypassing Carey to choose Ball and Oregon’s Kenjon Barner on the first team. There was no second team.

The other four major All-America teams come from the Associated Press, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Football Writers Association of American and The Sporting News. Those have not yet been announced.

Any player listed on three of those teams is considered a consensus All-American.

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