2008: Made the switch from off ense to defense in 2008, playing in 11 games at defensive end after serving as backup quarterback and a special teams standout for the Bearcats ... had three tackles and one pass breakup against Eastern Kentucky ... recorded a tackle at Marshall ... made a pass breakup against Syracuse.
2007: Reserve quarterback who was talented enough to find his way on the field through the field goal, kickoff coverage, and punt teams ... played in all 13 games ... registered 11 tackles, exclusively on special teams ... notched three special teams tackles against Southeast Missouri State to earn UC's Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... garnered Special Teams Player of the Week honors after totaling three special teams tackles at San Diego State ... made two stops at Syracuse.
2006: Did not step under center in game conditions but did see action in three contests on kickoff and punt coverage ... recognized as Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week for the Virginia Tech game and Scout Team Specialist of the Week vs. USF.
2005: Redshirted ... made the travel squad for four of the six road games ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2006).
Elder High School: Shared the Greater Catholic League Offensive Back of the Year honor as a senior under head coach Doug Ramsey ... completed 143-of-257 passes for 1,875 yards and seven touchdowns in his final prep campaign and gained 507 yards on 148 rushing attempts ... set school record for most yards passing in a game (396) ... helped Panthers to back-to-back state titles as a tight end his sophomore and junior seasons ... earned honorable mention all-district recognition and was named to the all-GCL South team as a punter as a junior.
Craig J. Carey: Born Oct. 9, 1986 ... son of Dan and Jane Carey ... brother Collin served as the backup quarterback at Cincinnati in 2003 and 2004 ... sister Courtney played soccer at Miami (OH).
Academic Major: Criminal Justice.