2012 will be Parenteau’s eighth CFL season. The 31-year old has competed in three Grey Cup games, winning the 2007 game played at Rogers Centre, all as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Originally drafted by the Ottawa Renegades in the fifth round of the 2003 CFL Canadian Draft, he has since played in 98 regular season games with Ottawa, Winnipeg and, Saskatchewan. He spent the past five seasons with the Roughriders.
Parenteau was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec but moved to Florida when he was 12 years old. From there, he enrolled at Boston College where he was named All First-Team Big East as a senior and majored in Business Administration and Finance.
The Toronto Argonauts Football Club also that announced that non-import OL Donnie McKenzie and imports DB Marcus Ball and WR Jarmon Fortson have also signed with the club.
6’5″, 304 lbs.
Born: December 4, 1980
1st Year Argos / 8th Year CFL
Acquired: Signed with Toronto as a free agent on February 13, 2012.
2012: Released by Saskatchewan on February 10…2011: Started 18 regular season games for the ‘Riders…2010: Dressed in 18 regular season games at right guard…CFL Playoffs Dressed in both playoff games at right guard…Grey Cup Championship Dressed at right guard in loss to Montreal…2009: Started 18 regular season games at right guard…CFL Playoffs Started West Final at right guard…Grey Cup Championship Started at right guard in loss to Montreal…2008: Dressed in 15 regular season games, with five starts, at right guard…CFL Playoffs Dressed in West Semi-Final loss at guard…2007: Signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders as a free agent in February…Dressed in 18 regular season games with two starts at left guard…CFL Playoffs Dressed in both playoff games…Grey Cup Championship Dressed in win vs. Winnipeg at Rogers Centre…2006: Dressed in nine regular season games for the Blue Bombers…2005: Dressed for one regular season game for Ottawa and released…Signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as a free agent in October…Started week 18 game…2004: Did not play football…2003: Selected by the Ottawa Renegades in the fifth round, 36th overall, in the CFL Canadian Draft…Did not play football.
College: Played four seasons at Boston College from 1999-02…Helped the BC Eagles reach a Bowl Game in all four seasons he played…2002 Named First-Team All-Big East … Started every game for the Eagles at right tackle…2001 Named First Team All-Big East…Started every game for the Eagles at right tackle…2000 Saw action in four games as a reserve on the offensive line…1999 Freshman.
Personal: Marc and his wife Leslie have a one-year old son named Riley. Marc was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec but moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at 12 years old. There, he attended high school and eventually enrolled at Boston College where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance. He works as a realtor in Saskatchewan and has been an active member of the community. He enjoys exercising, eating and cooking.