North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner’s career will end prematurely due to a shoulder injury sustained last Saturday, Inside Carolina is reporting.
The record-setting fifth-year senior was hit on a five-yard scramble in the third quarter of last Saturday’s win over NC State and injured his left shoulder. Trainers appeared to pop Renner’s shoulder joint back into place, a shoulder that Renner had previously dislocated in high school.
Renner returned to the field to play the fourth quarter and finished the afternoon 15-of-22 for 124 yards, but underwent testing following the game which revealed significant damage.
Renner finished the season 152-of-231 for 1,765 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions, and finished his Tar Heels career with 8,221 passing yards, 20th in ACC history.
He ranks third in UNC history in passing yards, second in passing touchdowns (64), third in completions (688), and first in completion percentage (66.5). Renner also holds school records for career 300-yard passing performances and single season touchdown pass totals (in 2011 and 2012).
Redshirt sophomore Marquise Williams will assume the starting role for the Tar Heels, who host Virginia at 12:30 on Saturday.
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H/T Inside Carolina