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.