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Shane Carden
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Carden in 2017
No. 5, 6
Personal information
Born: (1991-11-06) November 6, 1991 (age 29)
Newport Beach, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Bellaire (TX) Episcopal
College:East Carolina
Career history
* Chicago Bears ( 2015)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* C-USA MVP (2013)
  • AAC Offensive Player of the Year (2014)
  • AFL Rookie of the Year (2017)
Career CFL statistics
Rushing attempts:2
Rushing yards:2
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.:275 / 431
Passing yards:3,189
QB rating:107.16
Rushing TD:8
Player stats at
Player stats at

Shane Michael Carden (born November 6, 1991) is a former American football quarterback, and current Wood River High School head football coach. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2015, and also played with the Stuttgart Scorpions of the German Football League, the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at East Carolina.

Early years

Carden was born in Newport Beach, California and moved to Houston, Texas. He attended Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Shane Carden
Huntington Beach, California Episcopal High School (Bellaire, Texas) 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 205 lb (93 kg) Feb 03,
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 160 (QB)   ESPN: NR
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

College career

Carden was redshirted as a freshman in 2010 after not beating out Dominique Davis. In 2011, he appeared in one game as a wide receiver. After entering his sophomore season in 2012 as a backup, Carden started the team's third game and remained the starter the rest of the season.[2] He finished the season completing 273 of 413 passes for 3,116 yards, 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.[3] In 2013, he started all 13 games, completing 387 of 549 passes for a school record 4,139 yards, 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.[4] He also rushed for ten touchdowns. For his play he was named the Conference USA Most Valuable Player.[5] During his senior season in 2014, Carden set the school record for career passing yards and passing touchdowns, passing David Garrard and Dominique Davis' records.[6][7] He finished the season completing 392 of 617 passes for 4,736 yards (breaking the previous year's record), 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. For his play, he was named the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year.[8]

Carden ended his career with 11,991 passing yards, 86 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.

Passing Rushing
Year Team GP Cmp Att Pct Yards TDs Int Yards Avg TDs
2012 East Carolina 13 273 413 66.2 3,116 23 10 74 0.9 8
2013 East Carolina 13 387 549 70.5 4,139 33 10 103 1.1 10
2014 East Carolina 13 392 617 63.5 4,736 30 10 76 0.8 6
College Totals 39 1,052 1,579 66.6 11,991 86 30 253 0.9 24

Professional career

Carden was rated the tenth best quarterback in the 2015 NFL Draft by[9] Lance Zierlein of predicted that he would be selected in the seventh round. Zierlein said that Carden "Lacks the desired play traits that NFL teams look for, but his production and poise on the move are undeniable and he is a very quick processor on the field."[10]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BPWonderlic
6 ft 2 in 218 lb 4.94 s 1.74 s 2.88 s 4.45 s 7.17 s 29½ in 8 ft 8 in 25[11]

Chicago Bears

After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, he signed with the Chicago Bears.[12] On September 1, 2015, he was released by the Bears.[13]

Stuttgart Scorpions

After being released from the Bears, he signed with the Stuttgart Scorpions of the German Football League.[14]

Montreal Alouettes

Carden was signed by the Montreal Alouettes (CFL) on September 14, 2016, partway through the 2016 CFL season. During the season, he carried the ball twice for two yards. He was released by the Alouettes on February 7, 2017.[15]

Baltimore Brigade

Carden signed with the Baltimore Brigade in February 2017.[16][17] He relieved starter Chase Cartwright in the second quarter of the first game of the season. Carden then started the next 12 games for the Brigade. He suffered a concussion on July 29 against the Philadelphia Soul, and was placed on injured reserve on August 2.[18][19] Carden played in 13 out of 14 regular season games, starting 12, in 2017, completing 275 of 431 passes for 3,189 yards, 63 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He also rushed for 110 yards and 8 touchdowns.[20][21] He became the first rookie quarterback since 2011 to throw for over 3,000 yards. On August 23, 2017, Carden was named the AFL Rookie of the Year.[22]

Coaching Career

High School

Prior to the 2019 season, Carden was named the Head Coach at Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho.[23] He served as the Wood River Offensive Coordinator in 2018.


Carden's father, Jay Carden, played minor league baseball from 1963 to 1970.[24]


  1. "ECU Pirates Official Athletic Site".
  2. "ECU to start Carden at QB against Southern Miss".
  3. "ECU quarterback Shane Carden one of best ever at school". Archived from the original on 2014-02-23.
  4. "Led by confident Shane Carden, ECU Pirates believe this is their year to break through". Archived from the original on 2015-01-04.
  5. "Football: East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden named Conference USA Most Valuable Player".
  6. "ECU QB Shane Carden shares credit on career passing record".
  7. Correspondent, Christian Moody-. "Carden sets career marks in ECU's win over Virginia Tech".
  8. "Another conference, another conference Player of the Year award for ECU's Carden -".
  9. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named draft
  10. Zierlein, Lance. "Shane Carden". Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  11. McGinn, Bob (April 23, 2015). "Rating the NFL draft prospects: Quarterbacks". Archived from the original on July 4, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  12. "Bears add 15 undrafted free agents". May 3, 2015.
  13. "Bears add quarterback Zac Dysert".
  14. "Shane Carden ist der neue QB der Scorpions".
  15. inc., Canoe. "Alouettes release quarterback Rakeem Cato" (in en).
  16. Shaffer, Jonas. "Baltimore Brigade sign former East Carolina star quarterback Shane Carden".
  17. AFL. "Baltimore Brigade Sign QB Carden to Team".
  18. "Brigade looking for another upset in franchise's first playoff game". August 9, 2017. Archived from the original on August 10, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  19. "Transactions". Archived from the original on August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  20. "Baltimore Brigade". Archived from the original on August 10, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  21. "Shane Carden". Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  22. "Baltimore's Carden Named Rookie of the Year". August 23, 2017. Archived from the original on August 23, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  23. Cordes, Jeff. "Shane Carden is new WRHS football coach" (in en).
  24. "ECU football: Shane Carden fires strikes, but on different field from dad". Archived from the original on 2015-01-06.

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