May 10, 2005 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Ottawa Renegades
OTTAWA Â– The investment the Ottawa Renegades put into offensive tackle Marc Parenteau took two years before seeing any results. But the club feels the non-import lineman out of Boston College will be worth the wait.
Parenteau, a fifth round draft pick by Ottawa in the 2003 Canadian College Draft, was one of three players the Renegades added to their roster Tuesday. The team also signed Daniel Jones, a cornerback who was with the Montreal Alouettes in the 2004 pre-season, and Paul Peterson, a quarterback who also played with the Boston College Eagles.
Â“Marc has been a guy we have had our eye on for quite some time and we are excited to get him signed and bring him to camp,Â” said Renegades general manager and head coach Joe Paopao. Â“We physically met with him a couple of weeks ago and he looks good and we know his ability. We are happy to have him on board.Â”
The 24-year-old native of Sherbrooke, Quebec, moved to Florida as a youth and played high school football in Florida before moving on to the acclaimed Boston College program, where he played in a Bowl game in each of his four years of play. Parenteau brings a big frame (6-foot-5, 300 pounds) and was a two-year starter used at both tackle and guard. He was a second team All Big East selection as a junior and a first team recipient in his senior campaign.
Jones, 23, played at University Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) before joining the Alouettes in training camp last year. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Compton, California product made an immediate impact in the 2004 pre-season, intercepting three passes in his first exhibition game.
Peterson, an academic honourable mention All-American in junior college, did not play with Parenteau, though he was a teammate of present Renegade kicker Sandro Sciortino. As a two-year quarterback with the Eagles, Peterson led B.C. to a pair of bowl game victories Â– including the MVP honour in the 2004 Continental Tire Bowl (37-24 win over North Carolina) despite missing most of the fourth quarter after suffering a broken leg.
After winning the starting job late in the 2003 season, Peterson finished his Boston College career at 12-2 as the schoolÂ’s starting quarterback and was the first pivot in school history to begin his career 6-0. He threw for 2,358 yards and 16 touchdowns in the regular season last fall.
Peterson, who is married, is a mature 24-year-old. Prior to his college football career, the 6-foot, 190-pound native of Pennsylvania spent two years (1999-2001) in Nicaragua on a Mormon mission.