|Height: 5.11||Born: Caracas, Venezuela|
|Weight: 195||College: Concordia|
|Birthdate: 1985-05-15||Years: 3 CGY / 3 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. He also attended Winnipeg’s 2010 training camp.
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.