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East Carolina has 4-man race for quarterback job

GREENVILLE, N.C. — East Carolina has spent most of its spring practices rotating four quarterbacks in and out of the lineup in a search for a replacement for Dominique Davis.

Senior Brad Wornick, junior Rio Johnson, sophomore Shane Carden and redshirt freshman Cody Keith entered the spring in competition for the starting job. Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley said he had hoped to whittle the list down to three by the end of spring workouts, but a finger injury to Carden and improved play from Wornick has kept it an open race.

Johnson played in four games as a backup last season, while Wornick played in five games as a backup in 2010. Carden and Keith have only been on the scout team.

The Pirates hold their annual spring game Saturday.