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Arizona Wildcats’ Ka’Deem Carey picks up major All-America honor

Ka'Deem Carey

Ka’Deem Carey is interviewed by ESPN’s John Anderson at last season’s Walter Camp dinner in New Haven, Conn. WatchESPN screenshot

Arizona Wildcats junior running back Ka’Deem Carey took a step toward repeating as a consensus All-American, earning first-team honors from the Walter Camp Foundation on Thursday night.

This is his second consecutive season as a Walter Camp All-American, putting him in even more exclusive Arizona football history.

Only one other Wildcat has earned the honor twice — defensive end Tedy Bruschi in 1994 and 1995.

The Walter Camp produces one of the five officially recognized All-America teams that go toward consensus or unanimous All-America honors.

The other major All-America teams come from the American Football Coaches Association, Sporting News, the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association of America. The status of consensus All-American running back is determined by which two runners receive the most first-team mentions.

Boston College’s Andre Williams, who won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back Thursday night, was the other first-team Walter-Camp All-American.

Last season, Carey was a first-team pick by Walter Camp, Sporting News and the AP.

He 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

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