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Ka'Deem CareyTre Mason takes second RB spot behind Andre Williams on SN All-American team

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The Sporting News released its All-American team today, and the second running back is none other than Ka'Deem Carey Tre Mason.


How lazy do the voters for this thing have to be to pick Tre Mason of the Auburn Tigers over Ka'Deem Carey for this award?

Let's take a look at some of the comparisons between Ka'Deem and Mason.

GP Carries Rush Yds YPC Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Carey 11 322 1716 5.3 17 173 1
Mason 13 283 1621 5.7 22 121 0

Not only did Ka'Deem have more rushing yards in fewer games, he also never had a game where he rushed for 119 yards this season.  Tre Mason was under 119 yards eight times this season.


This reeks of this "SEC is God" thing going on with national voters, and an emphasis on the last two weeks of the season.

Yes, Mason, rushed for 304 yards in the SEC title game against Mizzou while the Arizona Wildcats were sitting at home watching.

That's how Mason got a place among the Heisman Trophy Finalists, and apparently a spot on the Sporting News All-American team, which will keep Carey from being a consensus All-American for the second straight season.

You don't even have to go farther than looking at the fact that Mason wasn't even a finalist for the Doak Walker, which is voted on before the conference championship games.  I didn't see him in Orlando with Andre Williams, Ka'Deem, and Bishop Sankey as a finalist for best running back in the country.

Mason also has the help of a much more adept QB in Nick Marshall, who ran for 1,023 yards of his own and had 11 rushing TDs.  Ka'Deem did his damage with defenses gearing up solely to stop him, and he wouldn't let that happen.

The fact that Tre Mason is getting all these accolades based on two great games against Alabama and Missouri is outrageous, and Carey is getting left in the dust after being the most consistent running back all year is beyond ridiculous.

It's unfortunate that Boston College's defense is going to have to pay the consequences.