DraftSeason: Not only did you go into Virginia Tech and beat them, you finished the game with a QB rating of 146.3 and 4 TDs (1 rushing), where does that rank on top moments in your college career?
Shane Carden: It is definitely up there with some of my top moments I will remember. Right now though its hard to focus on stuff like that. You have to be ready each week where I don’t think about those types of things until after the season.
DraftSeason: You have been on the radar of top quarterbacks in the nation for the past 2 years, what do you feel sets you apart from some of the other top quarterbacks in college football?
Shane Carden: I’m not sure. I don’t get too much time to watch them or compare. I know we are all judged on wins and I know I have a good amount of game winning drives.
DraftSeason: What do you feel is your greatest weakness on the field, what part of your game needs the most polishing?
Shane Carden: Under the center plays is an obvious one as I rarely go under. One I tried to make a conscious effort to get better at this year was pocket presence and making staying in the pocket until I need to get out.
DraftSeason: We have watched some pretty solid ECU quarterbacks put on the Pirate uniform, Jeff Blake and David Garrard to name a few. In your eyes, who is the best player to ever wear a Pirate jersey?
Shane Carden: That is too hard to answer. There have been some great ones and a lot I have not been able to watch while they were at ECU.
DraftSeason: What is the number 1 ‘it’ factor a quarterback has to posses to succeed?
Shane Carden: Consistency, you have to be consistent in everything you do, from preparing, leading, and playing no matter the circumstance.
DraftSeason: Best defensive player you have had the chance to play against during your college career?
Shane Carden: My first plays in college were against South Carolina and Jadeveon Clowney. He was a freak. I have also played against both the Fuller brothers at Virginia Tech and they were both some very good defensive backs.
DraftSeason: What is your passion when you are away from the field?
Shane Carden: I really enjoy duck hunting. It has always been something I do with my dad and brothers and something I have always enjoyed.
DraftSeason: Using 1 word, how would you sum up your style of play.
Shane Carden: Gritty