Bryn Renner

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Bryn Renner
Bryn Renner 2013.jpg
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-01-22) January 22, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: West Springfield, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: West Springfield (VA)
College: North Carolina
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable Mention All-ACC (2012)
Career NFL statistics
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Bryn Renner (born January 22, 1990) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of North Carolina. He was the starter for the Tar Heels from 2011 to 2013.

Early years[edit]

Renner attended West Springfield High School in West Springfield, Virginia, where he threw for 3,123 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior. He was selected as a SuperPrep All-American and ranked as the No. 3 quarterback in the United States.[1] During his time at West Springfield, Renner also played for the school's basketball and baseball teams.[2] His father Bill Renner, a former punter for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League, was his high school coach.[3]

College career[edit]


He enrolled at the University of North Carolina in 2009 and was a redshirt during his freshman year.[1] Prior to attending the University of North Carolina, Renner worked out for the New York Yankees of the MLB.[4] A standout high school baseball player, Renner initially wanted to compete for both the school's football and baseball teams, but eventually decided to concentrate solely on football.[5]


After appearing in several games as a backup behind T. J. Yates during his redshirt freshman season in 2010, he became North Carolina's starting quarterback as a redshirt sophomore in the 2011 football season.[6][7][8] In his first game as North Carolina's starting quarterback, Renner completed 22 of 23 passes and set North Carolina and Atlantic Coast Conference records for passing accuracy.[9]

During the 2011 regular season, Renner completed 212 of 308 passes for 2,769 yards and 23 touchdowns.[10] His quarterback rating of 161.2 ranked 10th among all NCAA Division I FBS quarterbacks.[11]


Renner followed up his impressive 2011 campaign during the 2012 season, completing over 65% of his passes for 3,356 yards, 28 touchdowns, and only 7 interceptions.[12] His 7 interceptions ranked among the lowest in NCAA FBS among eligible Quarterbacks.[13] His best game came in a 34-39 loss to the Louisville Cardinals led by Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Teddy Bridgewater. Renner completed 26 of 41 passes for 363 yards and a career-high 5 touchdowns.[14][15] He was named Honorable Mention All-ACC by coaches and media.[16]


Prior to the 2013 season, Renner has been named to the Maxwell Award watch list, given annually to the best college football player in the country,[5] as well as the Davey O'Brien Award watch list, given to the nation's best quarterback.[17] Praising his performance at the Manning Passing Academy, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said Renner looked "polished" and would not be surprised if he is a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.[18] His season ended after seven games due to a shoulder injury he suffered against NC State.[19] For the season he had 1,765 passing yards and 10 touchdowns.

College Statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Attempts Completions Completion % Yards TDs INT Sacked QBR
2009 North Carolina
2010 North Carolina 2 2 1 50.0% 14 0 0 0 108.8
2011 North Carolina 13 350 239 68.3% 3,086 26 13 26 159.4
2012 North Carolina 12 422 276 65.4% 3,356 28 7 11 150.8
2013 North Carolina 7 231 152 65.8% 1,765 10 5 16 139.9
College Totals 34 1,005 668 66.5% 8,221 64 25 53 151.2


After going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, Renner signed with the Denver Broncos as a free agent.[20] The Broncos waived Renner on August 24, 2014.[21]

On October 8, 2014, Renner was assigned to the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League (AFL).

Off the Field[edit]


Renner is known to be very enthusiastic and competitive on and off the field.[22] He is credited with starting the "Lawnmower" celebration after touchdowns.[22]


  1. ^ a b "Bryn Renner bio". North Carolina Tarheels. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
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  3. ^ Doug Doughty (September 15, 2011). "North Carolina QB Bryn Renner's dad makes move". 
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  6. ^ Sammy Batten (August 30, 2011). "UNC quarterback Bryn Renner brings renewed passion and power to Tar Heels". 
  7. ^ "Renner wastes no time making his mark with Tar Heels". The Herald-Sun. 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ Andrew Jones (August 23, 2011). "Bryn Renner is ready to lead UNC". Fox Sports Carolina. 
  9. ^ "Tar Heels quarterback Bryn Renner learns not to be perfect". AHN Sports. September 23, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Bryn Renner profile". Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  11. ^ "NCAA Division I-A Player Passing Statistics - 2011 (Quarterback Rating Leaders - Qualified)". Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
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  19. ^ QB Bryn Renner's UNC career ended by shoulder injury
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  21. ^ Broncos make first round of roster moves
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