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Baltimore's Carden Named Rookie of the Year

August 23, 2017
Carden leads the Brigade to a playoff appearance and surpasses 3,000 yard passing mark in his rookie year

  LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced that Baltimore Brigade quarterback Shane Carden has been named 2017 AFL Rookie of the Year. After a season that saw Carden among the top quarterbacks in the league, he becomes the first Rookie of the Year on an expansion team since 2001.

Carden (6’2”, 220, East Carolina) started in 12 of 13 games played for the Brigade this season and completed 271-of-423 passes for 3,169 yards and 63 touchdowns, all marks good for 3 rd in the AFL this season. He became the first rookie quarterback since 2011 to throw for over 3,000 yards. The East Carolina product led the Brigade in rushing with 91 yards on 33 attempts and eight rushing touchdowns.



AFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

2017

Shane Carden

Baltimore

2016

Marvin Ross

Cleveland

2015

Greg Reid

Jacksonville

2014

Greg Carr

Orlando

2013

Mario Urrutia

Utah

2012

Jared Perry

Chicago

2011

Maurice Purify

Georgia

2010

Rod Windsor

Arizona

2008

Donovan Morgan

Chicago

2007

Brett Dietz

Tampa Bay

2007

Charles Frederick

Kansas City

2006

Ben Nelson

San Jose

2005

Troy Bergeron

Georgia

2004

Adrian McPherson

Indiana

2003

Travis McGriff

Orlando

2002

Clevan Thomas

San Jose

2001

R-Kal Truluck

Detroit

2000

Chris Jackson

Los Angeles

1999

Charles Wilson

Tampa Bay

1998

Oronde Gadsden

Portland

1997

Cory Fleming

Nashville

     

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