The earliest picture we have of Ka’Deem Carey is from the fall of 2004, when he was already gaining notice on the Marana Broncos Peewee team that won a national title.
The Broncos outscored opponents 501-20 and won the Youth Football and Spirit Federation national title in Orlando, Fla., in December 2004 by beating defending the national champion Inglewood (Calif.) Seminoles 30-12.
From a Tucson Citizen story at the time:
The Broncos raised $28,000 to make the Orlando trip, holding fund-raisers, including car washes.
“Orlando was a great experience for our team,” head coach Steve Karp said. “Our kids will never forget it.”
The Broncos were led by quarterback Chris Howard, running back Ka’Deem Carey and fullback-linebacker Stuart Karp, the coach’s son.
Other players include Andrew Applegate, Kelton Beattie, John T. Benson, Robert Contreras, Cameron Craig, Derek Cromwell, Brendin Delaney, Rolly Escarcega, Ben Frjardo, Nathan Gee, Clayton Hyatt, Max Johnson, Nick Johnson, Jalen Kennedy, Conner Larson, Tony Maldonado, Jason McBrayer, Malcolm Milner, Nate Pitts, Aaron Pollitt, Matt Pope, Corey Riccardi and Cameron Vissers.
Carey went on to a great career at Canyon del Oro High School before becoming an All-American running back at Arizona.