Last week Bryn Renner and the North Carolina Tar Heels offense (led by head coach Larry Fedora and offensive coordinator Blake Anderson) faced some tough reactions from not only fans, but college football analysts. While the score was more lopsided than the game really was, Renner was blamed by many for not getting the offense going and having successful scoring drives. However, it’s not Renner’s fault! In fact, Renner is off to a decent start to the season and kept a streak alive in pursuit of breaking records.
With a streak that began in last season’s loss against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Renner has since gone 134 pass attempts since his last interception. Granted the odds are that he, like any quarterback, will throw one this season, the streak is impressive. There are only two other active quarterbacks in the country that have a streak longer than Renner’s.
The school record for most pass attempts without an interception is held by Oscar Davenport with 154 attempts thrown. Davenport set that record in the 1996-97 season.
2013 could also be a record breaking year for Renner and the Tar Heels as he could break some passing records!
Sitting with 6,650 career passing yards at UNC, Renner is just behind two other alumni before he can claim the record himself. Renner will more than likely surpass Darian Durant’s 8,755 yards, and could even pass TJ Yates’ 9,377 yards with enough work.
The next record Renner could, easily, break is passing touchdowns. He is just three touchdowns behind Yates’ 58 career touchdowns and thirteen behind Durant’s 68 touchdowns.
Renner could even compete and pursue the record for most completions in a career at UNC and the most attempts. He has 542 completions and needs to reach 702 to pass Durant and then 795 to surpass Yates. Renner also has 817 attempts. Durant is second on that list with 1,159 behind Yates’ 1,277 attempts.
Renner does currently hold the record for completion percentage with a .633 percent. The rest of the top-5 for completion percentage at UNC is Yates (.623), Durant (.605), Oscar Davenport (.599), and Jason Stanicek (.598).