Stampeders re-sign veteran kicker Rene Paredes

The Calgary Stampeders have announced the re-signing of long-time kicker Rene Paredes.

The ten-year CFL veteran has appeared in 161 career regular season games and 11 playoff contests since joining the team as an undrafted free agent out of Concordia in 2011, winning two Grey Cups with the team.

Considered one of the most accurate kickers in CFL history, Paredes is second in franchise history in both field goals made (396) and career points (1,578) and was named the league’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in 2013.

“I’m excited to reunite with my teammates after this long layoff,” said Paredes. “Calgary is home to my family and I and this is where I want to be. I am proud to be a Stampeder and will be ready to go for the 2021 season.”

The four-time CFL all-star was 43-of-52 on field goals in 2019, while making 30 of 31 converts. He also kicked off 80 times for an average of 64.4 yards. Paredes has a career mark of 86.4 percent on field goal attempts with a career-long of 52 yards.

“Rene has performed at an all-star level for a decade and has delivered many important and game-winning kicks for us over the years,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “I’m pleased that he has chosen to remain in Calgary and look forward to his continued excellence and reliability.”

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