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|Height: 6.03||Born: Vancouver, BC|
|Weight: 215||College: Utah|
|Birthdate: 1980-07-24||Years: 11 BC / 11 CFL|
Paris, now one of the longest serving current Lions, was a first-round selection of the club in the 2003 CFL Draft - 6th overall.
2012: Paris continued his valuable reserve role in 2012 helping to develop the club’s strong young receiving corps. In spot duty he caught 10 passes for 127 yards, many in key situations. He played all 18 regular season games for the seventh time in his Lions career along with the Western Final, his twelfth career playoff game.
2011: Paris moved into a reserve role in 2011 but stepped up in a big way toward the season’s end making a number of crucial catches down the stretch and notched six of his seven receptions in the final three games of the year, including a 51-yard TD in the first place battle with Edmonton on Oct 29/11. He reached a career total of 400 receptions in the final game of the regular season and played in both the Western Final and the Grey Cup game where he notched two catches for 43 yards in key situations.
Games Played: Career: 167; Playoff: 12; Grey Cup: 3
2003-2012: Over his 10 seasons including two championships, Paris has 410 catches for 5,660 yards with 31 TDs and ranks eighth on the Lions’ all-time receiving list in career yardage. Only three players have caught more passes in a Lions uniform. In 2010, Paris’ 100-yard game vs Hamilton pushed his career total to 10 and put him over the 5,000 yard mark.
He is one of just seven players all-time on the Lions to post back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons which he did in 2008 and 2009. Paris had his consecutive games-played streak end at 111 in 2009 (Oct 9/09 vs Edm) which was the first missed game of his entire CFL career.
West Division All-Star: 2008
2002: As a Utah Ute, Jackson made 43 catches in 11 games to finish second on the team in receiving yards with 553. He also finished third on the team in all-purpose yards with 557 and third on the team in scoring with 6 touchdowns. He received an honourable mention as a WAC All-Star.
2001: Transferred to the University of Utah and played in 12 games for the Utes where he made 11 catches for 97 yards.
2000: Began his post-secondary career at Butte College in California where he was an All-Conference player, making 35 catches for 899 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Born and raised in Vancouver and playing his high school football at Carson Graham, Paris has enjoyed the opportunity to play in front of family and friends for his entire CFL career. Father to daughter Solene and son Isaiah, Paris and his wife, Suzi, reside in Richmond.
In addition to his playing duties during the season, Paris is also the head coach of Sentinel Secondary’s football team located in West Vancouver. He was Sociology major at Utah and enjoys surfing, traveling, outdoor activities, eating Asian food, watching action/comedy movies, and listening to hip-hop and R&B.