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Arizona Wildcats: RB Ka'Deem Carey named to Doak Walker Watch List

The nation's 2012 top rusher is on everyone's radar this year

Ka'Deem Carey looks to have another monster season in 2013 after setting an Arizona record for rushing yards in 2012.
Ka'Deem Carey looks to have another monster season in 2013 after setting an Arizona record for rushing yards in 2012.
Christian Petersen

On Thursday, Ka'Deem Carey was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List, an award given to the nation's top rusher.

In the past four years, two running backs from the PAC-12 have won the award (Toby Gerhart - Stanford 2009, LaMichael James - Oregon 2010). Wisconsin's Montee Ball won it last year.

This year there are 7 other running backs from the conference that join Carey on the watch list. You can find all of the names here.

Carey rushed for a school-record 1,929 yards last year, which also led the nation. In the first quarter of the Arizona State game, he broke the previous record of 1,602 yards held by Trung Canidate. After the season, he was named a consensus All-America by the NCAA, as well as PAC-12 First Team.

So far this year, he has been named to the watch list for the Doak Walker along with being on the watch lists for Maxwell Player of the Year Award and College Football Performance Awards All-Purpose Performer and Running Back of the Year Award. He's also on the Athlon Sports' 2013 Preseason All-America Team as a first-team running back.