The college football honors teams are rolling in, and Arizona Wildcats running back Ka’Deem Carey has repeated as a first-team Associated Press All-American.
The AP is one of five organizations whose All-America team is officially recognized by the NCAA.
Carey has been on two of the three official All-America squads released so far, earning mention from the Walter Camp Football Foundation but failing to land on the Sporting News first team.
The other two official teams to be released in the next day or so are from the American Football Coaches Association and the Football Writers Association of America.
Carey, a graduated of Canyon del Oro High School, needs to be on one more first-team to repeat as a consensus All-American.
Carey, a junior, is the fourth Arizona player to repeat as an AP All-American. The others were linebacker Ricky Hunley (1982-83), defensive tackle Rob Waldrop (1992-93) and defensive end Tedy Bruschi (1994-95). Each is in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Two other players repeated as AP All-Americans this year: Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton and Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley.
Carey has picked up plenty of All-America nods from other organizations, too, this week, including Lindy’s College Football Annuals, ESPN.com, Sports Illustrated and CBSSports.com.
Here is a list of Carey’s first-team awards so far:
Associated Press (official)
Walter Camp (official)
Lindy’s College Football Annuals