2012 – Junior Season
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 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. UNC Baseball: 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 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 possession is 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 • Exercise and sport science major • Born Jan. 22, 1990.