Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey is the latest underclassmen to turn pro, his school announced Monday.
Few collegiate running backs have been as good as Carey over the last two seasons, who rushed for 3,814 yards and 42 touchdowns in 2012 and 2013. His 2013 numbers were staggering: His lowest rushing total in a dozen games was 119 yards, and he scored four touchdowns in as many games as he didn’t get in the end zone (two).
Carey’s 366 yards against Colorado in 2012 broke a Pac-12 rushing record (he also rushed for five touchdowns in that game), and he was a consensus All-American that year as well.
It’s been expected that Carey would turn pro, and he’ll be one of the top running back prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft.