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Rene Paredes

Rene Paredes

#30 K
Height: 5.11Born: Caracas, Venezuela
Weight: 197College: Concordia
Birthdate: 1985-05-15Years: 4 CGY / 4 CFL
Status: National
 

Pro path

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. 

2014

Paredes has played 15 games and is 27-of-37 on field goals (avg: 32.7, longest: 47) and one single and has 66 kickoffs for 4,190 yards and one single (63.5 avg., 95 longest). He also has three special-teams tackles.

2013

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.

2012

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.

2011

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.

Career highlights

  • West Division all-star in 2012 and 2013
  • CFL all-star in 2012 and 2013
  • CFLPA all-star in 2012 and 2013
  • Named CFL's Special Teams Player of the Year in 2013
  • Named CFL's special teams player of the week twice in 2013 (Weeks 3 and 4)
  • Named CFL's special teams player of the month twice in 2013 (June/July and September)
  • CFL’s special teams player of the month for October-November of 2012
  • Calgary’s nominee for Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in 2012
  • Made his CFL debut on July 8, 2012, against BC
  • Converted a 50-yard field goal on his first CFL attempt
  • Scored 10 points in his CFL debut
  • Had five field goals and 17 points on Sept. 9, 2011, against Edmonton
  • Matched career bests with five field goals and 17 points on Oct. 14 against Toronto
  • Made his playoff debut in the 2011 West Division semifinal and was three-for-three in field goals
  • Was eight-for-eight on field-goal tries in the 2012 playoffs including four-for-four in the Grey Cup
  • Including the playoffs, he converted on his 26 final field-goal attempts in 2012
  • Set an all-time CFL record of most consecutive regular season field goals (31) on July 29, 2013 and continued the streak to 39
  • Set an all-time North American record for most consecutive field goals including regular season and playoffs with 47 on Aug. 23, 2013
  • Set a CFL record for field goal efficiency in a season with 94.7% in 2013
  • Stamps nominee for the CFL's Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in 2013
  • West nominee for the CFL's Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in 2013

College

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.

Notable

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.

 

 
Statistics

Kicking

  PAT Field Goals  
Name
Yearsort
Team Att Md. Att Md. YDS Pct. Avg LG Single PTS
PAREDES, R 2011 CGY 48 48 45 35 1165 77.8 33.3 50 5 158
PAREDES, R 2012 CGY 49 49 43 40 1245 93.0 31.1 46 1 170
PAREDES, R 2013 CGY 50 49 57 54 0 94.7 52 0 213
PAREDES, R 2014 CGY 45 45 37 27 0 73 47 0 128
Career Total 192 191 182 156 2,410 85.7 15.4 52 6 669
 

Defence

  Tackles Interceptions Fumble Recoveries
Name
Yearsort
Team TKL STT Sacks Ints YDS LG TD Fumb YDS LG TD
PAREDES, R 2011 CGY 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PAREDES, R 2012 CGY 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PAREDES, R 2013 CGY 1 0 0 0
PAREDES, R 2014 CGY 3 0 0 0
Career Total 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 

Passing

  Completions   Touchdowns Interceptions  
Name
Yearsort
Team Comp Att % Yards Long TD % Ints % Rating
PAREDES, R 2011 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0
PAREDES, R 2012 CGY 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2.1
Career Total 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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