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Ka'Deem
Carey
#35 Running Back
Ka'Deem
Carey
#35 Running Back
Height 5'9
Weight 207 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1992-10-30 (29)
Born Tucson, AZ
School Arizona
Status AMER
Rushes 141
Yards 949
Touchdowns 9
Average 6.73

CFL: 4th season

Stamps: 4th season

 

Games played through 2021

Regular season: 21

Playoffs: 1

Grey Cup: 0

Grey Cup wins: 0

 

Acquired

Signed as a free agent on Oct. 3, 2018.

 

Pro path

Carey was selected in the fourth round (117th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 2014 National Football League draft. He played 37 games over three seasons (2014-16) before being released on Sept. 8, 2017.

 

2021

(Calgary) Carey was Calgary’s nominee for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award and was voted a West Division all-star after making 13 starts at tailback and carrying the ball 164 times for 869 yards (an average of 5.3 yards per attempt) and seven touchdowns. The rushing majors led all CFL running backs. Carey also had 26 catches for 194 yards and made two tackles. He had two rushing touchdowns in a Week 3 win over Montreal and he earned a CFL top performer award after accumulating 109 rushing yards and 178 yards from scrimmage in Week 10 at Saskatchewan. He also had a 100-yard rushing game at Ottawa in Week 13. Carey started the Western Semi-Final and had 22 carries for 117 yards and two touchdowns as well as three catches for 19 yards.

 

2020

(Calgary) Carey was under contract with the Stampeders but the season was cancelled because of the global pandemic.

 

2019

(Calgary) Carey saw action in eight games including seven starts. He compiled a team-leading 422 yards on 75 rushing attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry while scoring two touchdowns. He also had 15 catches for 134 yards and one major and scored a special-teams touchdown in Week 5 in Hamilton when he blocked a punt, recovered the loose ball and ran it into the end zone. Carey’s most productive rushing game of the season was a 143-yard performance in a Labour Day Classic victory over Edmonton. He missed the final five games of the regular season as well as the Western Semi-Final with an arm injury suffered in a Week 15 contest in Toronto.

 

2018

(Calgary) Carey joined the club on Oct. 3 and spent the rest of the season on the practice roster.

 

Notable

First game: July 6, 2019, at Saskatchewan

First touchdown: July 6, 2019, at Saskatchewan

Classic performance: Ran for 143 yards in a 2019 Labour Day win over Edmonton

Honoured: CFL top performer for Week 10 of the 2021 season

Honoured: Calgary’s nominee for Most Outstanding Player in 2021

West Division all-star: 2021

 

College

Carey played three seasons (2011-13) at the University of Arizona. In 36 games for the Wildcats, he set school records with 4,239 rushing yards, 48 rushing touchdowns and 5,483 all-purpose yards. Carey turned in the two best single-season rushing totals in school history – 1,929 yards in 2012 and 1,885 yards in 2013 – and set a Pac-12 conference record with a 366-yard game against Colorado on Nov. 10, 2012. He was a two-time all-conference player, two-time all-American and was the Pac-12 offensive player of the year in 2013.

 

Personal

Carey was a standout at Canyon del Oro High School in Arizona, rushing for 4,492 yards and 71 touchdowns over his final two seasons. During his NFL career, he had 443 rushing yards and two touchdowns as well as 13 catches for 131 yards and one score.

Seasons

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2019
CGY 8 75 422 2 5.6 31
2021
CGY 13 164 869 7 5.3 29
2022
CGY 12 141 949 9 6.7 40
Total
33 380 2240 18 5.9 40

Receiving

YEAR TEAM GP REC ATT YDS YAC TD AVG LG
2019
CGY 8 15 21 134 119 1 8.9 23
2021
CGY 13 26 42 194 173 0 7.5 29
2022
CGY 12 25 31 209 182 0 8.4 28
Total
33 66 94 537 474 1 8.1 29

Game Log

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-09
1 MTL 13 60 2 4.6 13
06-18
2 HAM 2 14 0 7.0 12
06-25
3 EDM 19 91 1 4.8 15
07-07
5 EDM 12 104 0 8.7 26
07-15
6 WPG 12 110 0 9.2 29
07-30
8 WPG 14 92 2 6.6 31
08-25
12 WPG 11 62 0 5.6 12
09-05
13 EDM 13 61 1 4.7 21
09-10
14 EDM 9 118 1 13.1 40
09-17
15 BC 10 61 0 6.1 26
09-24
16 BC 12 84 1 7.0 29
10-01
17 TOR 14 92 1 6.6 20
Total
141 949 9 7.0 274

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC ATT YDS TD AVG LG
06-09
1 MTL 3 5 30 0 10.0 28
06-18
2 HAM 1 1 4 0 4.0 4
06-25
3 EDM 2 2 11 0 5.5 11
07-07
5 EDM 2 4 24 0 12.0 14
07-15
6 WPG 1 1 13 0 13.0 13
07-30
8 WPG 4 4 32 0 8.0 20
08-25
12 WPG 2 2 14 0 7.0 11
09-05
13 EDM 3 3 37 0 12.3 27
09-10
14 EDM 1 2 17 0 17.0 17
09-17
15 BC 4 5 25 0 6.3 14
09-24
16 BC 1 1 2 0 2.0 2
10-01
17 TOR 1 1 0 0 0.0 0
Total
25 31 209 0 8.1 161