All season long senior quarterback Bryn Renner has faced criticism for his decisions to scramble with the ball and today those criticism have proven to be true. During a five yard scramble, Renner slid to the ground and was immediately slammed by NC State’s Monty Nelson. Renner signaled for the trainers immediately to look at his shoulder. Renner has faced issues with his shoulder knocking out of place in the past, but this time it seems to be more severe than just putting it back into place.
Multiple sources have confirmed to Inside Carolina that the senior quarterback’s season and career with the Tar Heels is officially over.
Further tests after the game Saturday have revealed some more significant injuries on Renner’s shoulder. That effectively will end his season and as a fifth year player, his career.
Renner has spent the last several games splitting time with redshirt sophomore Marquise Williams on snaps. It helped spark a light in the Carolina offense, but now without Renner it will likely return to a one man show. Marquise Williams is expected to take over the starting quarterback duties for the remainder of the season.
Williams has shown improvement in each game and his dual threat talents suit Fedora’s offense more than Renner. He is 40-of-66 for 537 passing yards this season and has three touchdowns.
Renner will end his college career just five touchdowns away from setting the school record. Renner’s tenure as the leader of the Carolina offense won’t soon be forgotten, but for now he will spend the remainder of his season recovering and preparing Williams on leading the Carolina offense.
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