|Height: 5.11||Born: Caracas, Venezuela|
|Weight: 197||College: Concordia|
|Birthdate: 1985-05-15||Years: 4 CGY / 4 CFL|
Calgary signed Paredes as a free agent on July 4, 2011. Paredes signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on May 16, 2011, attended Blue Bombers training camp and dressed for the team’s second pre-season game.
Paredes has played 16 games and is 28-of-39 on field goals (avg: 32.2, longest: 47) and two singles and has 72 kickoffs for 4,580 yards and one single (63.6 avg., 95 longest). He also has three special-teams tackles.
Paredes played all 18 games and was 54-of-57 on field goals (30.8 avg., longest 52) and had two singles. He also had 81 kickoffs for 5,147 yards (63.5 avg., longest 80). Paredes also played in the Western Final and was two-for-two on field goals and had one kickoff for 67 yards. On July 29, he set a new CFL record for most consecutive field goals passing Paul McCallum's record of 30; Paredes' saw his streak end at 39 on Aug. 23 in Toronto. On Oct. 26 he became the third Stamps player to reach 200 points in a season. He earned CFL special teams player of the week when he went five-for-five on field goals and added a convert to account for 16 of the Stamps' 22 points in a Week 3 victory over the Alouettes. The next week, he was named top special teams player again when he went four-for-four on field goals and added two converts for a total of 14 points in the Stamps' 38-17 victory over Montreal. Paredes set a new CFL record for field goal efficiency when he finished the season at 94.7%. He was named the CFL's special teams player of the month for June/July, September and October. Paredes was named a West Division all-star, a CFL all-star, a CFLPA all-star and was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Special Teams Player.
Paredes earned West Division, CFL and CFL Players’ Association all-star honours as he converted 93.0 per cent of his field-goal attempts to set a new franchise record and establish the second-best single-season success rate in CFL history. Paredes was good on 40 of his 43 field-goal tries including his final 18 in a row. He was named the CFL’s special teams player of the month after going a perfect 14-for-14 on field goals in five games during October and November including a game-winner on the final play Nov. 2 in Edmonton. Paredes was 49-for-49 on extra-point conversions finished third in the CFL with 170 total points. He was also among the league leaders with a 63.2-yard average on kickoffs. He was the Stamps’ nominee for Most Outstanding Special Teams Player. In the playoffs, Paredes accounted for 32 points as he was a perfect on eight field-goal attempts and seven extra-point conversions. He was four-for-four in field goals in the Grey Cup game.
Paredes joined the Stamps for Week 2 after an injury sidelined Rob Maver. The rookie made an early impression, kicking a 50-yard field goal in his first CFL attempt on July 8 at BC. He went on to make 35 of 45 field goal attempts and finished fifth in the CFL with 158 kicking points. He was perfect on 48 point-after-touchdown conversions. Paredes twice kicked five field goals in a game including an Oct. 14 game against Toronto in which he was perfect in five attempts. He also kicked five field goals on Sept. 9 in Edmonton. He was the team’s kickoff specialist, averaging 60.1 yards per kickoff on 88 attempts for 5,289 yards. Paredes was named the CFL’s top special teams player in Week 2 after helping the Stamps defeat the Lions in BC. He kicked at least 10 points in a game on seven occasions including a season-high 17 points on Sept. 9 against Edmonton and again on Oct. 14 against Toronto. He was three-for-three in field goals and accounted for 10 points in the West Division semifinal against Edmonton.
Paredes spent 2005-08 with the Concordia Stingers of the Quebec University Football League. He was among the top three field-goal kickers in Canadian university in each of his last two seasons at Concordia. In 2008, his senior season, he was good on 18 of 22 attempts for an 81.8-per cent success rate, good for third in the nation. In 2007, Paredes led the CIS with a field-goal percentage of 88.2 as he made 15 of 17 attempts and was a Quebec league all-star. During his college career, Paredes was good on 54 of 71 field-goal attempts.
Paredes was born in Venezuela but grew up in Pierrefonds, Que. He attended Cegep at John Abbott College and went to Felix Varela Senior High in Miami, Fla. During his senior year in high school, Paredes was first-team all-Dade County and first-team all-state.