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Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey added to Maxwell Award watch list

Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey's performance this season is getting some national recognition.

Christian Petersen

Arizona Wildcats running back Ka'Deem Carey has been added to the 2012 Maxwell Award watch list, according to Doug Haller of azcentral.com. The Maxwell Award is given to the nation's top college football player. No Arizona player has ever won the award, which has been handed out since 1937.

Carey has rushed for 842 yards on 155 carries this season, as well as 11 touchdowns. He has also caught 22 passes for 222 yards and a score. Carey is 14th in the country is rushing yards per game, and 10th in rushing touchdowns. He ranks 12th in total touchdowns.

Last season, Andrew Luck become the first Pac-12/Pac-10 player to win the award since USC's Marcus Allen in 1981. The semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced on Oct. 29, with the winner being announced on Dec. 6.

Carey's performance against the Washington Huskies on Saturday helped his team snap a three-game losing streak. The sophomore rushed the ball 29 times for a career-high 172 yards and a touchdown in the 52-17 win.