He encountered a few hiccups in his first season as a starter in 2011, but led the ACC with an impressive 68.3% completion percentage.
A Virginia native, Renner was one of the top quarterback recruits out of High school, despite only playing the position for two years. He redshirted in 2009 and saw limited action as a freshman back-up in 2010 behind TJ Yates.
Renner became the starter last season as a sophomore, leading the Tar Heels to eight wins and passing for 3,086 yards, 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He was impressive because of his poise and leadership as first-year starter, but for every brilliant throw, he made just as many head-scratchers.