News release from ECU:
East Carolina senior Shane Carden has been named the American Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week, while also being selected as one of eight quarterbacks for the Manning Stars-of-the-Week.
The Houston, Texas native led East Carolina (3-1) to its second-straight win against a top-25 opponent defeating then-No. 25 North Carolina 70-41 before record crowd of 51,082 inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Carden completed 30 of 48 passes for 438 yards and four touchdowns while adding a pair of ground scores, which accounted for six of the Pirates' 10 scores. For Carden it was his second-straight game with 400-plus passing yards and fifth 400-yard game of his career.
East Carolina, who entered the national rankings this week at No. 23 (Associated Press) and No. 24 (USA Today/Coaches Amway) polls, rolled up a school and American Athletic Conference record 789 yards of total offense against the Tar Heels.
Below are Carden's honors and accolades following ECU's win over UNC:
American Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week
American Offensive Player-of-the-Week (second-time in 2014)
Manning Award Stars-of-the-Week (second-time in 2014)