Rene Paredes' goal to maintain kicking success with Stampeders

Stamps Rene Paredes celebrates a first quarter field goal during CFL action between the...

Stamps Rene Paredes celebrates a first quarter field goal during CFL action between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, AB July 19, 2012. JIM WELLS/CALGARY SUN/QMI AGENCY.

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:06 PM ET

CALGARY - Most CFL players aim to improve on their previous season.

That’s going to be awfully tough for Rene Paredes.

The Calgary Stampeders kicker set the bar high last CFL season when he converted a league-high 93% of his field-goal attempts.

They say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

So Paredes didn’t change much during his off-season preparations.

“I trained hard, but I mostly did the same thing I did last year,” Paredes said. “I had the same trainer. I worked out with (fromer CFL kicker) Don Sweet.”

The 28-year-old was close to automatic every time he trotted onto the field last season.

But he said he won’t be weighed down by trying to match or beat those impressive numbers.

“First off, you try not to think about it,” Paredes said. “I’m taking the same approach as I did last year — I’m not going to worry about percentage or anything that comes with it.


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