The Calgary Stampeders are pleased to announce that kicker Rene Paredes and running back Jon Cornish have been voted as Canadian Football League’s players of the month for October-November. Paredes is the league’s top special-teams player for that period while Cornish has been named top Canadian.
Paredes, the Stampeders’ nominee for the CFL’s Most Oustanding Special Teams Player award, was a perfect 14-for-14 on field goals in the five games during October and November. He was five-for-five from beyond 40 yards including three 46-yard field goals and a 44-yard game-winner on the final play of the game on Nov. 2 in Edmonton.
The streak of successful field goals — 18 in a row dating back to Sept. 23 — raised Paredes’ success rate for the season to 93.0 per cent, a new franchise record and the second-best figure in CFL history.
The 27-year-old from Pierrefonds, Que., also kicked 14 extra points during October and November for a total of 56 points in five games.
Cornish concludes a record-breaking season with his third consecutive Canadian player of the month award. The 28-year-old New Westminster. B.C., native was also named Canadian player of the week on seven occasions and offensive player of the week once.
Cornish — who is the Stamps’ nominee for both the Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Canadian awards — ran for 330 yards in October/November and scored two rushing touchdowns. He added 11 catches for 155 yards and one major.
In the Stampeders’ regular-season finale Friday in Edmonton, Cornish clinched the 2012 CFL rushing title and broke Normie Kwong’s 56-year-old record for most rushing yards in a season by a Canadian.