Ka’Deem Carey opts to enter NFL Draft


There won’t be a lot of repeat All-Americans on offense next season.

Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey announced Monday that he’ll give up his remaining eligibility and enter the NFL Draft, joining every other draft-eligible member of the first-team offense, as chosen by the Associated Press, in choosing the professional ranks over a return to the collegiate life. That leaves only Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and kicker Roberto Aguayo as potential repeat members of the team.

Carey ran for 1,716 yards in 11 games during his final season with the Wildcats, finishing third in the country in rushing behind fellow All-Americans Andre Williams and Jordan Lynch, and scored 18 touchdowns on offense overall. Carey put up 1,929 rushing yards and 24 total touchdowns in 13 games as a sophomore.

Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports reported earlier this month that Carey received a second-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board and he’s likely be one of the first, if not the first, running backs off the board when the draft gets underway in May.

The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft is Wednesday.

8 responses to “Ka’Deem Carey opts to enter NFL Draft

  1. The good news is that you’re going to be the first RB off the board. The bad news is that you’re going to Cleveland.

  2. My brother goes to school at AU. Met this kid a his freshman year at a party….good kid even with all the bad PR he has received. Someone is gonna get a steal if he does go in the 2nd.

  3. Real name, and he’ll kill it for whatever team gets him. This guy carried (no pun intended) a weak Arizona team. He would have put Tre Mason’s numbers to even more shame had he played on a team like Auburn’s

  4. Thanks for 3 great years Ka’Deem. As you said after the bowl win – it would be great to return because Arizona has so many players coming back next year. There was a glint in your eye which teased all Zona fans that you were actually considering it.

    We wish you well and will root for you where ever you land in the pros. I hope it is not a dead end team where you spend half your career working hard to reach free agency for a chance to play on a good team.

    Again, thanks for the great memories Ka’Deem and have a great pro career. Most of all I wish you good health your whole career. You are the best!! May our Lord Bless you and keep you!

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