Carey is on the Walter Camp Award watch list, which is given to the collegiate player of the year. He is also on the Maxwell Award watch list.
The Walter Camp watch list includes last year's Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, who was a finalist for the 2012 Walter Camp award won by Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o. The other 2012 finalist, USC's Marqise Lee, is back for another run at player of the year as well. Carey was a Walter Camp All-American in 2012 after leading the nation in rushing with 1,929 total yards.
Seven other PAC-12 players join Carey and Lee on the list. They are: UCLA LB Anthony Barr, Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, Washington QB Keith Price, USC RB Silas Reed, Washington RB Bishop Sankey, Arizona State DT Will Sutton, and Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas.