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Matt Paradis
C #61
Height:
6-3
Weight:
300
Age:
27
College:
Boise State
Hometown:
Council, Idaho
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

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16
GS
16
Career Stats
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TOTAL 32 32
2016 DEN 16 16
2015 DEN 16 16

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Bio

PARADIS AT A GLANCE:

• A third-year center who started all 32 regular-season games and three postseason contests during the last two seasons with Denver.

• Participated in every offensive snap from 2015-16 after spending the entire 2014 season competing on the Broncos’ practice squad.

• Voted by his teammates as the recipient of the 2016 Ed Block Courage Award after playing every snap while dealing with injuries to both hips.

• Played 35 career games (27 starts) at Boise State University after working his way up from a walk-on defensive lineman and a participant in 8-man high school football.

• Started his final 26 games at center for Boise State, earning All-Mountain West Conference accolades after his junior (first team) and senior (second team) campaigns.

• Selected by the Broncos in the sixth round (207th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 6/2/14; Waived by Denver 8/30/14; Signed by Denver (practice squad) 8/31/14.

PARADIS AT A GLANCE:

• A third-year center who started all 32 regular-season games and three postseason contests during the last two seasons with Denver.

• Participated in every offensive snap from 2015-16 after spending the entire 2014 season competing on the Broncos’ practice squad.

• Voted by his teammates as the recipient of the 2016 Ed Block Courage Award after playing every snap while dealing with injuries to both hips.

• Played 35 career games (27 starts) at Boise State University after working his way up from a walk-on defensive lineman and a participant in 8-man high school football.

• Started his final 26 games at center for Boise State, earning All-Mountain West Conference accolades after his junior (first team) and senior (second team) campaigns.

• Selected by the Broncos in the sixth round (207th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 6/2/14; Waived by Denver 8/30/14; Signed by Denver (practice squad) 8/31/14.

2016: Paradis played every offensive snap for Denver for the second consecutive season... Voted by his teammates as the recipient of the 2016 Ed Block Courage Award for battling through injuries to his hips.

2015: Paradis played every offensive snap—the only Broncos player in 2015 to accomplish the feat—while starting all 16 regular season games and three postseason contests... Allowed just one sack and was called for only two penalties on the year... Made his NFL debut vs. Bal. (9/13).

2014: Selected by Denver in the sixth round (207th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, Paradis spent his rookie season competing on Denver’s practice squad.

COLLEGE: Paradis was named a second-team All-Mountain West Conference selection after starting all 13 games at center for Boise State University and helping the offense rank ninth nationally red zone efficiency (.906), 16th in scoring (38.8 ppg) and 24th in total yards (470.8 per game)... Selected as Boise State’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman and was named a game captain in four contests as senior... Opened all 13 games at center in 2012 and earned first-team all-conference recognition while contributing to a unit that ranked sixth in the nation in sacks allowed (0.77 per game)... Switched from defensive line to offensive line before the start of his sophomore season... Redshirted as a true freshman and was named the team’s Defensive Scout Player of the Year after walking on to the squad.

PERSONAL: Paradis was named the 1A Idaho High School Player of the Year in 2008 while playing 8-man football for Council (Idaho) High School... Received first-team all-state recognition on both offense and defense as a junior in 2007... Majored in business economics at Boise State... Named to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society in 2013 and was a member of the Academic All-Mountain West Team... Last name is pronounced PARE-ud-diss... Matt Paradis was born on Oct. 12, 1989.

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