ECU's Shane Carden named AAC player of the week

ECU's Shane Carden named AAC player of the week

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

Athlon Sports

American Offensive Player-of-the-Week (second-time in 2014)

College Football Performance Awards (CFPA)

honorable mention

College Sports Madness

American Player-of-the-week


Manning Award Stars-of-the-Week (second-time in 2014)


After a bye week, East Carolina will host SMU for its inaugural American Athletic Conference contest on Oct. 4. A kickoff time and television broadcast information is expected to be released by conference officials later this week