Jan 13, 2014 2:45 PM by By Sarah Sanchez
TUCSON - University of Arizona junior running back Ka'Deem Carey will enter the 2014 National Football League Draft, Carey and the UA Wildcats' football program announced Monday.
Carey has chosen to forgo his final year of collegiate eligibility to pursue professional football, according to a University of Arizona Athletics news release.
"I'm excited for the next phase of my career and to enter the NFL Draft," Carey said in a news release. "I want to thank God, my family, Coach Rodriguez, Coach Magee and all of my coaches for everything they've done for me. My time playing football for Arizona will always be very special to me and I want to thank the fans and the Tucson community for supporting me throughout my career. The future of Arizona football is bright. Bear Down."
According to UA Athletics, Carey was a two-time Consensus All-American from 2011-2013. He was also a 2-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection and the 2013 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. In 2012, he was the nation's leading rusher in yards per game (148.4) and total yards (1,929).
"Ka'Deem Carey was a great player for us," head coach Rich Rodriguez said in a news release. "We wish him all the best as he pursues his professional career."
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