Calgary Stampeders kicker Rene Paredes on cusp of CFL record

Stamps kicker Rene Paredes is on the cusp of CFL history. Five more successful field goals in his...

Stamps kicker Rene Paredes is on the cusp of CFL history. Five more successful field goals in his next five attempts and he ties the all-time record. Photo by Jim Wells/Calgary Sun.

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

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The first impression?

Well, it wasn’t exactly a blew-them-away moment.

After Rob Maver suffered an injury in the Calgary Stampeders’ season-opener two years ago, Rene Paredes was one of four unemployed kickers invited to McMahon Stadium for an emergency audition.

“I remember I missed my first field goal,” Paredes recalled. “I thought it was over. It was a 20-yarder, I shanked it, and I’m like, ‘That’s it.’ But the calm guy I am, I stayed calm and started focusing and went on a streak.”

That streak helped him earn a job.

This one could earn him a spot in the CFL record books.

After nailing all five attempts last week in Montreal, Paredes has now been successful on 25 consecutive field-goal tries, a streak that dates back to Sept. 23, 2012.


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