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Ka'Deem Carey

Ka'Deem Carey
Carey at Bears training camp in 2014.
No. 25     Chicago Bears
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-10-30) October 30, 1992
Place of birth: Tucson, Arizona
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Oro Valley (AZ) Canyon del Oro
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 117
Debuted in 2014 for the Chicago bears
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2014
Rushing Attempts 30
Rushing yards 143
Rushing Avg 4.8
Rushing TDs 0
Stats at

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


  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
    • College statistics 2.1
  • Professional career 3
    • 2014 NFL Draft 3.1
    • Chicago Bears 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

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

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 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/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.


  • "2011 Team Ranking". 

College career

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 incident involving his pregnant ex-girlfriend.[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

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

2014 NFL Draft

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

Carey was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 117th overall pick (17th pick of the 4th round).
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert 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

Carey signed a four-year contract on May 13, 2014.[12]


  1. ^ stats
  2. ^ Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey breaks Pac-12 rushing record
  3. ^ Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey has new status: Consensus All-American
  4. ^ UA football's Ka'Deem Carey pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges
  5. ^ Arizona football: Charges dropped against All-American Ka'Deem Carey
  6. ^ Arizona Wildcats football: RB Carey suspended, will not play tonight
  7. ^ Ka'Deem Carey sets Arizona records in upset of Oregon
  8. ^ Ka’Deem Carey Named Consensus All-American
  9. ^ "Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey to enter 2014 NFL Draft". 2014-01-13. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  10. ^
  11. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  12. ^ Alper, Josh (May 13, 2014). "Bears sign Ka’Deem Carey". Retrieved 2014-08-17. 

External links

  • Chicago Bears bio
  • Arizona Wildcats bio
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