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Matt Paradis
C #61
Height:
6-3
Weight:
300
Age:
25
College:
Boise State
Hometown:
Council, Idaho
Experience:
1

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Bio

Matt Paradis is a first-year center from Boise State University who was selected by Denver in the sixth round (207th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft… Competed on the club’s practice squad for all 17 weeks of his rookie season… Played 35 career games (27 starts) at Boise State 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... Named a second-team All-MWC selection after starting all 13 games at center his senior year 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)... Opened all 13 games at center in 2012 and earned firstteam 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… 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, 1990.

BOISE STATE CAREER
RS SENIOR (2013):
Named second-team All-Mountain West...started each of the Broncos' 12 regular-season games at center during his final collegiate campaign...streak of consecutive starts is now at 25...key contributor to an offense that ranked ninth-nationally in red zone offense (.906), 16th in scoring offense (38.8), 21st in first downs (299), 24th in total offense (470.8), 31st in passing offense (269.0) and 32nd in rushing offense (201.8)...named Boise State's Outstanding Offensive Lineman...named to the Fall 2013 Academic All-Mountain West Team...led the Broncos onto the field with The Hammer against BYU (Oct. 25)...served as a Game Captain against Washington (Aug. 31), Nevada (Oct. 19), San Diego State (Nov. 23) and Oregon State (Dec. 24)...named to the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society.
RS JUNIOR (2012): Started each of the Broncos' 13 games at center...named first-team All-Mountain West...part of an offensive line unit that ranked sixth-nationally in sacks allowed (0.77 per game)...two-time game captain in 2012.
RS SOPHOMORE (2011): One of three Broncos to start at center in 2011...appeared in eight games, starting his first-career game against Tulsa (Sept. 24)...part of an offensive line unit that helped the Broncos finish the season ranked first-nationally in sacks allowed (0.62 per game)...Boise State also finished ranked fifth-nationally in scoring offense (44.23), ninth in total offense (481.31), 11th in passing offense (309.38) and 40th in rushing offense (171.92).
RS FRESHMAN (2010): Moved from defense to offense in his debut season with the Broncos, and saw action on the line against Toledo (Oct. 9).
FRESHMAN (2009): Redshirt season...named Defensive Scout Player of the Year.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Earned three varsity football letters, two basketball letters and four track and field letters...named the 1A Idaho High School Player of the Year in 2008...named first-team all-state on both offense and defense in 2007...named first-team all-state at defensive line in 2006...as a senior, recorded 79 tackles and 10 sacks in just eight games...as a junior, recorded 107 tackles and seven sacks...member of National Honor Society...high school coach was Dan Shumway.

MAJOR - Business Economics
BOISE STATE VARSITY LETTERS EARNED - Three

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