Ka'Deem Carey

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Ka'Deem Carey
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Carey with the Chicago Bears in 2014
No. 25 Chicago Bears
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-10-30) October 30, 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth: Tucson, Arizona
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Oro Valley (AZ) Canyon del Oro
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 117
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Rushing yards: 443
Rushing average: 4.0
Rushing touchdowns: 2
Receptions: 13
Receiving yards: 131
Receiving touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Ka'Deem Carey (born October 30, 1992) is an American football running back for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bears in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona, where he was recognized as an All-American.

Early years[edit]

Carey attended Canyon del Oro High School in Oro Valley, Arizona. As a junior, he rushed for 2,738 yards on 224 carries with 45 touchdowns. As a senior, he rushed for 1,754 yards with 26 touchdowns.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Ka'Deem Carey
Tucson, AZ Canyon del Oro 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 4.6 Feb 2, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 55 (RB)   Rivals: 13 (RB)  ESPN: 33 (RB)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

Carey attended the University of Arizona, where he played for the Arizona Wildcats football team from 2011-2013. As a true freshman in 2011, Carey rushed for 425 yards on 91 carries with six touchdowns. In 13 games of his sophomore season in 2012, he rushed for 1,929 yards on 303 carries with 23 touchdowns, which broke the Arizona single-season record for both rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.[1] On November 10, 2012 Carey set the Pac-12 record for rushing yards in a game with 366.[2] On December 11, 2012 Carey was named a 2012 consensus All-American at the running back position.[3]

In January 2013, he pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence.[4] Charges were dropped in June.[5]

Carey served a one-game suspension to start the 2013 football season.[6] During the season, he set a school record for rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.[7] He finished the season with 1,885 yards on 349 carries and 19 touchdowns and was a consensus All-American for the second straight season.[8]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team Att Yards Avg Long Rush TDs Rec Yards Rec TDs
2011 Arizona 91 425 4.7 33 6 15 203 2
2012 Arizona 303 1,929 6.4 73 23 36 303 1
2013 Arizona 349 1,885 5.4 58 19 26 173 1
Career 743 4,239 5.7 73 48 77 679 4

Professional career[edit]

On January 13, 2014, Carey announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[9]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 9 in 207 lb 4.69 s 1.58 s 2.62 s 4.38 s 7.08 s 32 12 in 9 ft 7 in 19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[10][11]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Carey was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round with the 117th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Carey signed a four-year contract on May 13, 2014.[12] In week 13 of 2015, Carey scored his first career rushing touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers on a four-yard run.[13] On December 27, 2015, Carey recorded his first career receiving touchdown in a 26-21 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[14]

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