Renner To Focus On Football

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- North Carolina freshman Bryn Renner has decided to no longer play baseball this spring so that he may concentrate fully on football.

Renner, a native of West Springfield, Va., is a quarterback, but redshirted in football in 2009. "I would like to thank the baseball staff for the opportunity, but I have to chosen to focus on football and my academics," said Renner. "I wish my teammates the best for the remainder of the season."

Renner, who was a nationally ranked baseball prospect out of high school, played in 15 games for the Diamond Heels as a first baseman and designated hitter, recording three hits in 18 at bats.

He alternated between both sports when the football team was going through spring practice.

At UNC's Spring Game earlier this month, Renner completed 15 of his 21 passes for 184 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions.

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