Bryn Renner

Bryn Renner

Bryn Renner
No. 9     Arizona Rattlers
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-01-22) January 22, 1990
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
Stats at NFL.com

Bryn Renner (born January 22, 1990) is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at the University of North Carolina. He was the starter for the Tar Heels from 2011 to 2013.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
    • Freshman 2.1
    • Sophomore 2.2
    • Junior 2.3
    • Senior 2.4
  • College Statistics 3
  • Professional 4
  • Off the Field 5
    • Personality 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early years

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

Freshman

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]

Sophomore

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]

Junior

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]

Senior

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

Year Team Games Attempts Completions Completion % Yards TDs INT Sacked QBR
2009 North Carolina
Redshirt
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

Professional

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

Personality

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]

References

  1. ^ a b "Bryn Renner bio". North Carolina Tarheels. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://acc.blogs.starnewsonline.com/30922/broken-nose-and-all-rival-qbs-renner-glennon-maintain-friendship/
  3. ^ Doug Doughty (September 15, 2011). "North Carolina QB Bryn Renner's dad makes move". Roanoke.com. 
  4. ^ http://www.tarheeltimes.com/article18599.aspx
  5. ^ a b http://acc.blogs.starnewsonline.com/13877/uncs-bryn-renner-giving-up-baseball/
  6. ^ Sammy Batten (August 30, 2011). "UNC quarterback Bryn Renner brings renewed passion and power to Tar Heels". FayObserver.com. 
  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". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  11. ^ "NCAA Division I-A Player Passing Statistics - 2011 (Quarterback Rating Leaders - Qualified)". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  12. ^ http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/480234/bryn-renner
  13. ^ http://www.teamrankings.com/college-football/player-stat/passing-plays-intercepted
  14. ^ http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/gamelog/_/id/480234/bryn-renner
  15. ^ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/n-carolina-rally-falls-short-vs-no-19-louisville
  16. ^ http://www.goheels.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3350&ATCLID=205497717
  17. ^ http://www.digtriad.com/sports/article/291578/13/UNCs-Bryn-Renner-Named-To-OBrien-Watch-List
  18. ^ http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/15/north-carolinas-bryn-renner-shines-at-manning-passing-academy/
  19. ^ QB Bryn Renner's UNC career ended by shoulder injury
  20. ^ http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/287539/broncos-sign-tar-heels-qb-bryn-renner
  21. ^ Broncos make first round of roster moves
  22. ^ a b http://chapelboro.com/tag/brandon-tatebryn-rennerdevon-ramseydwight-joneseric-ebronhakeem-nickskiaro-holtspete-mangumreggie-wilkinsromar-morrist-j-yates/

External links

  • North Carolina Tar Heels bio
  • ESPN profile