• 2013 Davey O'Brien Award Watch List
• 2013 Maxwell Award Watch List
• 2013 All-ACC & All-America Candidate
• 2012 All-ACC Honorable Mention (Coaches and Media)
Veteran signal caller who finished his Carolina career as one of the most prolific quarterbacks in program history • Owns the top two single-season touchdown pass totals in school history with 28 in 2012 and 26 in 2011 • Also owns the school record for career 300-yard passing games with 10 • Ranks second in career touchdown passes (64) behind Darian Durant's 68 • Ranks third in school history in career yards (8,221), career completions (668) and career attempts (1,005), trailing only T.J. Yates and Durant in each category.
2013 - Senior Season
Underwent season-ending shoulder surgery on Nov. 6 to repair a detached labrum and fractured shoulder • In his final career game, completed 15 of 22 passes for 124 yards and ran for a touchdown in a 27-19 win over NC State • The rushing touchdown was his second of the season and the fourth of his career • Had one of his most efficient games of the year against Boston College, finishing 18 of 21 for 227 yards and two scores • Returned from injury to have perhaps his best game of the season against Miami, finishing 28 of 36 for 297 yards and a touchdown • Established a new school record for consecutive completions in a single game with 15 • Completed 28 of 46 passes for a career-high 366 yards and three touchdowns against East Carolina • The ECU game marked the 10th time he has thrown for 300 yards, extending his own school record • Passed for 218 yards and two scores at Georgia Tech • Completed 23 of 34 passes for 339 yards and a touchdown in the win over Middle Tennessee • His fourth quarter scoring strike to Quinshad Davis was the 56th TD pass of his career and his 339 yards marked his ninth career 300-yard passing day • Also scored his third career rushing touchdown against the Blue Raiders, a 1-yard score in the first quarter • Saw his career-best streak of 140 completions without an interception snapped in the second quarter, 14 shy of Oscar Davenport's school record of 154 set in 1996-97 • Finished 26 of 43 for 194 yards and a touchdown in the season opener at No. 6 South Carolina.
2012 – Junior Season
An honorable mention All-ACC selection by the league’s head coaches and the media • Started all 12 games and finished the season with 276 completions in 422 attempts for 3,356 yards, 28 touchdowns and just seven interceptions • Completed 65.4 percent of his passes and posted a passer rating of 150.78 • Set the UNC single-season record for total offense with 3,394 yards in 12 games, a mark previously held by Yates (3,341 in 2010) • Averaged 282.8 total offense yards per game • Established new school records for passing yards over a two-game stretch (708 vs. NC State and Georgia Tech) and a four-game stretch (1,328 vs. NC State, Georgia Tech, Virginia and Maryland) Finished 28 for 39 for 305 yards and five touchdowns in the season finale against Maryland, tying the school record for TD passes for a second time • Marked his fourth consecutive 300-yard passing game • Completed 29 of 36 attempts for 315 yards and three touchdowns in the win at Virginia • Topped 3,000 yards for the year in that game to become the first Tar Heel quarterback to reach that mark twice • Completed 24 of 35 passes for 350 yards and two touchdowns in the Georgia Tech game • Had a 78-yard touchdown pass to Gio Bernard and an 11-yard strike to Quinshad Davis • Completed 30 of 47 passes for 358 yards and a touchdown against NC State • Those were career highs in completions and attempts and the 358 yards were the second-most of his career • His 30 completions were the fourth-most in a game by a Tar Heel and the most since Yates had a school-record 33 against the Wolfpack in 2010 • Finished 19 for 32 for 198 yards and two touchdowns in the loss at Duke • Passed Ronald Curry for third in school history in passing yards • Completed 25 of 40 attempts for 214 yards and one interception in the win at Miami • Marked just the second game in his career without a touchdown pass and the first since the NC State game in 2011 • Passed Jason Stanicek for third in career completions in the win • Finished 17 of 30 for 194 yards and a touchdown in the win over Virginia Tech • Also scored his first career rushing touchdown against the Hokies, a 4-yard scamper in the first quarter • Hit Sean Tapley for a 19-yard touchdown on a drive immediately following Travis Hughes’ strip and fumble recovery • Despite only taking one snap after halftime, completed 14 of 19 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Idaho • Part of an offensive effort that produced a school-record 66 points against the Vandals • Had touchdown passes of 36 yards to Tapley and 35 yards to Davis in the first quarter • Completed 27 of 43 passes for 321 yards and two touchdowns in the win over East Carolina • Also rushed three times for a season-high 19 yards against the Pirates • Hit Bernard for a 14-yard touchdown in the first quarter and then connected with Tapley for a 62-yard score in the third quarter • Tied the UNC single-game record with five touchdown passes against Louisville, a mark he shares with Darian Durant (at Arizona State, 2002) and Kevin Anthony (vs. Wake Forest, 1985) • Finished with 363 yards on 26-of-41 passing • Also rushed three times for 10 yards • Completed 23 of 39 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown at Wake Forest • Despite playing in just one series after halftime, finished 14 of 21 for 236 yards and three touchdowns in the season opener against Elon.
2011 – Sophomore Season
First-year starter who took over the offense after sitting behind T.J. Yates for two seasons • Set the single-season school record with 26 touchdown passes and became only the second player in school history to throw for 3,000 yards in a season • Ranked first in the ACC and 10th in the nation in pass efficiency with a 159.4 rating • Completed 68.3 of his pass attempts and was 239 for 350 for 3,086 yards and 26 touchdowns • His 159.4 rating is the second-highest single-season pass efficiency mark in school history, trailing only Chris Kupec’s 174.3 rating in 1974 • Threw for three touchdowns and connected on 27 of 42 pass attempts for 317 yards in the Independence Bowl vs. Missouri • Completed 21 of 34 pass attempts for 274 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-21 win over Duke in the season finale • Tied the single-season school record for touchdown passes with 23, first set by Chris Keldorf in 1996 • His 212 completions are the fifth-highest single-season total at Carolina • Only Yates in 2010 (3,418) has thrown for more single-season yards than Renner • Playing against his father’s alma mater at Virginia Tech, finished 14 of 26 for 224 yards and a touchdown • Limited to just 9-of-17 passing for a season-low 76 yards and two interceptions at NC State before leaving the game with concussion symptoms • Had perhaps the best game of his young career against Wake Forest, finishing 21 of 28 for 338 yards and three touchdowns • His 338 yards passing against the Demon Deacons were the 13th-most in a game by a Tar Heel and the second-most ever by a Tar Heel against Wake Forest (Darian Durant had 361 against the Deacs in 2001) • Had an uneven performance at Clemson, completing 19 of 33 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns but also tossing three interceptions • Completed a season-best 29 passes on 37 attempts for 288 yards and two scores against Miami • Threw for 178 yards and a touchdown in the win over Louisville • Fired a season-best four touchdowns on just 13 completions in the win at East Carolina, becoming the first Tar Heel quarterback to throw four touchdowns in a game since Darian Durant vs. Syracuse in 2003 • Finished 17 of 25 for 204 yards and two scores at Georgia Tech • Also threw a pair of interceptions against the Yellow Jackets • Threw for 143 yards and two scores against Virginia • Set records in each of his first two career starts • Completed his first five pass attempts against Rutgers, establishing a school record for consecutive completions with 19 (14 vs. JMU, five vs. Rutgers) • Finished the Rutgers game with 273 passing yards and one touchdown, a 66-yard strike to Dwight Jones • In his first career start against James Madison, completed 22 of 23 attempts for 277 yards and two touchdowns, a completion percentage of .957 • The .957 mark was the highest in ACC single-game history for a passer with at least 20 attempts • Also broke the previous UNC record of .810 set by Scott Stankavage vs. William and Mary in 1983 • In addition to his near-perfect passing day, also rushed for a 1-yard score.
2010 – Redshirt Freshman Season
Talented backup quarterback who saw action in three games • Also punted once - a 27-yarder that was fair caught inside the NC State 20-yard line • Completed his first career pass at Virginia, a 14-yard hookup with Ed Barham • Had one attempt in the Georgia Tech game after T.J. Yates was forced to miss a play due to injury • Played in 15 games with the UNC baseball team in 2010 (3 of 18, .167) as a first baseman/designated hitter before deciding to focus on football.
West Springfield High School
SuperPrep All-America and ranked the No. 3 quarterback in the country • Ranked the No. 6 quarterback in the country by ESPN.com • Played for his father, Bill, at West Springfield High School • Led West Springfield to the past two Virginia AAA Patriot District titles • His team played in the North Region finals and semifinals in his last two seasons, respectively • Threw for 3,123 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior • Finished his high school career ranked in the top 25 in 14 Virginia High School league record categories • In two years at quarterback, he threw for nearly 6,000 yards and 67 touchdowns • Named the 2008 area player of the year by The Washington Post • Earned all-state honors • Played in the Hawaii Prep Football All-Star Classic and completed 7 of 16 attempts for 124 yards and threw touchdown passes of 52 and 34 yards • Member of recruiting analyst Tom Lemming’s All-America team • Member of PrepStar’s Dream Team • Participated in the highly-regarded Elite 11 quarterback camp prior to his senior season • Won the EA Sports Accuracy Challenge at the Elite 11 regional camp • Considered one of ESPN.com’s top 150 prospects in the country • Member of the Rivals 250 • Considered the No. 6 prospect in Virginia and the No. 5 pro-style quarterback in the country by Rivals.com • Played in 12 games as a junior, completing 214 of 339 attempts (63.0 percent) for 2,749 yards and 32 touchdowns • Played wide receiver as a freshman and sophomore, catching a combined 95 passes for 1,332 yards and 11 touchdowns • Also played baseball and basketball.
His father was a punter at Virginia Tech and for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers • Son of Bill and Cindy Renner • Would choose to play for the Green Bay Packers if he could pick any team in the NFL • Favorite possessions are his iPhone and MacBook • Dream job is to be a professional golfer • People say he looks like Brett Favre • Wears No. 2 because it was “original” • Nickname is “The Gunner” • Says his parents have had the biggest impact on his life • Communication studies and sociology double major • Born Jan. 22, 1990.
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