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Rene Paredes (born May 15, 1985) is a professional Canadian football placekicker for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. Paredes attended training camp with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2010 and 2011 and after being released, was signed by the Stampeders on July 4, 2011.[1] He played CIS Football with the Concordia Stingers. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Pierrefonds, Quebec.

Rene Paredes
No. 30     Calgary Stampeders
Born: (1985-05-15) May 15, 1985 (age 34)
Caracas, Venezuela
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)K
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight195 lb (88 kg)
CollegeConcordia
CFL draft2010 / Undrafted
Career history
As player
20102011Winnipeg Blue Bombers*
2011–presentCalgary Stampeders
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star2012, 2013, 2015
CFL West All-Star2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
Awards2013 - John Agro Special Teams Award
Career stats

On July 26, 2013, in a game versus the Blue Bombers, Paredes successfully converted five field goal attempts on his way to breaking the all-time Canadian Football League record for most consecutive field goal conversions previously held by Paul McCallum. Paredes entered the game with 29 consecutive field goal conversions, one behind McCallum's record. Paredes set the record with 39 consecutive field goals (2012–2013), but that record was broken in 2018 by Lewis Ward.[2] In 2013, Paredes missed just three field goals to finish with the best conversion percentage in a single CFL season, making 54 of 57 attempts for a record 94.7% conversion rate.

On November 25, 2018, in the 2018 Grey Cup game, Paredes made Grey Cup history having successfully made all 11 of his field goal kicks throughout five career appearances in the Grey Cup. The previous record was 9-for-9 and was held by former Toronto Argonauts kicker Mike Vanderjagt.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.cfl.ca/article/fresh-meat-stamps-sign-kicker-paredes Stamps add kicker Paredes, DL Mayne
  2. ^ "Ward Sets New CFL Record with 40th Consecutive Field Goal". cfl.ca. October 5, 2018. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Paredes becomes all-time leader in FG percentage in Grey Cup history". CFL. 2018-11-25. Retrieved 2018-11-26.

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