Arizona sophomore running back Ka’Deem Carey, who is likely to face a hearing this week on domestic violence charges stemming from a Dec. 23 incident, attended a dinner honoring the Walter Camp All-America team in New Haven, Conn., Saturday night.
The black-tie event at Yale University Commons was hosted by ESPN’s John Anderson and shown live via ESPN3.com.
Carey, a consensus All-American, led the nation in rushing with 148.38 yards per game. He carried 303 times for 1,929 yards.
When Carey’s name was called to accept a plaque and do a brief interview at the podium, Anderson asked how badly he had wanted the rushing title.
“I wanted it pretty bad,” Carey said. “I was watching every bowl game, making sure nobody came close. Every time they touched it and got a yard, I was just cringing.”
Asked about the impact coach Rich Rodriguez in his first season, Carey said: “I love RichRod out there. I love what he did with our program.”
Carey is the 10th Arizona player to earn All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation. The others, all of whom played defense, are:
–Antoine Cason, DB, 2007
–Chris McAlister, DB, 1998
–Tedy Bruschi, DL, 1994 and 1995
–Tony Bouie, DB, 1994
–Rob Waldrop, DL, 1993
–Darryl Lewis, DB, 1990
–Chuck Cecil, DB, 1987
–Allen Durden, DB, 1985
–Ricky Hunley, LB, 1983
The 1987 silver anniversary team that Cecil was part of was honored at the banquet. Bouie was among the Walter Camp alumni who attended the event.
Carey’s hearing on the charges was postponed from last Thursday, which is also when the three-day festivities, including a visit to a children’s hospital, began at the Walter Camp weekend in New Haven.