Las Vegas lights

The bright lights of Las Vegas suited Ka’Deem Carey just fine.
Photo by RC for Wildcat Universe

Ka’Deem Carey isn’t one for wasting time.

Arizona‘s star running back had to sit out the 2013 season opener as punishment for offseason incidents and he was the third Wildcat back to enter the game against UNLV. One attempt later he had 58 rushing yards and his first touchdown of the season.

All told, Carey tallied 171 yards on 16 carries in his season debut and it would be good enough to enter the UA’s career top 10:

Arizona Wildcats Career Rushing Leaders

1Ka'Deem Carey4,2397435.72011-2013
2Trung Canidate3,8246046.31996-1999
3Ontiwaun Carter3,5018054.31991-1994
4Art Luppino3,3815136.61953-1956
5Mike Bell3,1636784.72002-2005
6Hubie Oliver3,0966494.81977-1980
7Nic Grigsby2,9575725.22007-2010
8David Adams2,5716004.31984-1986
9Clarence Farmer2,5305214.92000-2003
10Nick Wilson2,4244255.72014-
11Keola Antolin2,3975004.82008-2011
12Jim Upchurch2,3894884.91972-1974
13Bob McCall2,0744734.41970-1972
14Ken Cardella2,0603366.11951-1953
15Eddie Wolgast2,0223875.21945-1950

Carey passed Jim Upchurch and Keola Antolin to move into 9th place on the UA career rushing list. He needs six yards to pass Clarence Farmer for 8th and 47 yards to pass David Adams for 7th.

With his first rushing touchdown in Las Vegas Carey became the second Wildcat to score 30 career TDs. He needs 14 more to pass Art Luppino for the school record.

I also added the UA single game rushing record, which Carey set against Colorado last season.

Keep up to date on Ka’Deem’s progress all season on the Arizona Football records page.