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Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey picks up ‘official’ All-America honor

Ka'Deem Carey

Ka’Deem Carey is the first All-American at Arizona since cornerback Antoine Cason in 2007. Photo by Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona Wildcats sophomore running back Ka’Deem Carey has been selected to his most prestigious All-America so far, earning first-team honors from The Sporting News on Thursday.

The Sporting News produced one of five All-America teams officially recognized by the NCAA that is used to determine consensus All-Americans.

The others are the American Football Coaches Association (which did not select Carey) and three still to come — The Associated Press, The Football Writers Association of America and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

As an officially recognized All-American, Carey qualifies to have his name included in Arizona Stadium’s Ring of Fame.

Another qualification for that honor is to be a national statistical leader, which Carey will try to lock down with a big game against Nevada at the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 15.

Carey has rushed 275 times for 1,757 yards for a national-leading average of 146.4 yards per game.

Carey also has been selected a first-team All-American by CBSSports.com and Athlon.

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