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Renner Out For Season


North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner is out of the season after injuring his left shoulder, multiple reports indicate.

Renner will undergo surgery Wednesday. He the shoulder on a third-quarter scramble against N.C. State on Saturday, but returned to the game.

The senior also missed a game due to a foot injury and generally did not meet expectations in his final season, though he holds Tar Heels records for career completion percentage (66.5) and single-season passing touchdowns (28) and is third in career passing yards (8,221).

Backup Marquise Williams, a sophomore, has completed 40-of-66 passes for 537 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. He also has rushed for 201 yards in limited action.

North Carolina finished 8-4 last season under new coach Larry Fedora, missing a bowl game due to NCAA sanctions. The Tar Heels (3-5) are unlikely to play in a bowl game this year, needing to win three of four with a backup quarterback (Virginia, at Pittsburgh, Old Dominion, Duke).