Sep 28, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; East Carolina Pirates quarterback Shane Carden (5) and running back Vintavious Cooper (21) yell to fans during the fourth quarter of a game against the North Carolina Tarheels at Kenan Memorial Stadium. ECU won 55-31. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

East Carolina football: QB Shane Carden earns Earl Campbell POW honor

According to a press release Monday, the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award named Shane Carden, quarterback for the East Carolina football team, the National Player of the Week for his Week 5 performance in the Pirates’ 55-31 win against host North Carolina on Saturday.

Carden finished the game 32 of 47 for 376 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed eight times for 22 yards and three scores – an amazing feat for any ball carrier to reach.

The Houston native has completed 114 of 157 attempts for 1,172 yards, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions through four games this season.

This is the second time the Award has recognized Carden as the National Player of the Week.

Carden also earned several other national accolades, including:
• Capital One Cup Impact Performance Nominee,
• College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Performer of the Week
• College Sports Madness Conference USA Player of the Week,
• Davey O’Brien Honorable Mention Player of the Week,
• ESPN Primetime Performer,
• ESPN Helmet Sticker, and
• Manning Award Stars of the Week.

The East Carolina football team (3-1, 1-0 Conference USA) visits Middle Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro. Fox Sports Network will televise the tilt.

The Award recognized Utah State junior quarterback Chuckie Keeton, New Mexico senior tailback Kasey Carrier, UNLV senior tailback Tim Cornett, UNLV junior wide receiver Devante Davis, UTEP junior quarterback Jameill Showers, Arizona State senior tailback Marion Grice, and Colorado State freshman receiver Rashard Higgins as honorable mentions for Week 5.

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