The North Carolina Tar Heels enjoyed their second ACC win of the year on Saturday against the rival N.C. State Wolfpack. Unfortunately, though, that win came at a cost as they’ve lost QB Bryn Renner for the season to a shoulder injury.
Late in the third quarter in that game, Renner was hit hard by N.C. State’s Monty Nelson and got up motioning to the athletic trainers immediately. At first, it was just thought to be a shoulder separation as the trainers appeared to pop it back in on the sidelines.
But, further tests have shown that there’s some significant damage in there and Renner’s season–and Tar Heels career–is finished.
2013 hasn’t been the year it was expected to be for North Carolina. After last season, in which they would have participated in the ACC Championship Game if not for sanctions, Tar Heels faithful had high hopes for an appearance in the Orange Bowl.
Those hopes will not come to fruition as Carolina is just 3-5 on the year and 2-3 in the conference. Renner himself did not look like the same quarterback he was last season.
Renner finishes his UNC career with over 8,000 passing yards, good enough for 20th in ACC history.
Redshirt sophomore Marquise Williams will now take over the starting role for the rest of the year.