TYLER, Texas – East Carolina junior Shane Carden has been named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Player-of-the-Week following his record-setting performance in the Pirates' 52-38 non-conference win over Old Dominion.
Carden established new single-game school records with 447 passing yards and 46 completions, while matching a program-best with five touchdown throws. In all, he completed 46-of-54 attempts (85.2 percent) without an interception to record his second career 400-yard passing effort, his fifth 300-plus and ninth 200-plus game. Twenty-one (21) of Carden's 46 completions went for 10 or more yards and he opened the contest by completing his first nine passes (and 15-of-16).
In his last two games at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, including last year's season finale against Marshall, he has completed 84-of-101 passes for 886 yards and eight TDs. Carden has accounted for 37-of-51 offensive TDs as the Pirates' top quarterback dating back to last year and has converted 54-of-57 red zone opportunities while under center - including a current run of 42-straight conversions (6-of-6 vs. ODU on Saturday).
Earlier in the week the Houston, Texas native was named Conference USA Offensive Player-of-the-Week (Sept. 2), while also garnering weekly accolades from Beyond Sports Network , College Sports Madness and College Football Performance Awards (CFPA).
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.
In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year college.
Carden and the Pirates (1-0) will open league play this Thursday, Sept. 5, when they play host to Florida Atlantic (0-1) at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.