Khalil Paden
Free agent
Born: (1989-10-05) October 5, 1989 (age 31)
Granada Hills, California
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight180 lb (82 kg)
CollegeNorthern Arizona
High schoolReseda (CA) Cleveland
AFL entry2014
Career history
As player
2012Sacramento Mountain Lions
2013Calgary Stampeders*
2014Orlando Predators
20142016Ottawa Redblacks
2017Toronto Argonauts
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Khalil Alexander Paden (born October 5, 1989) is an American gridiron football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at San Jose State and Northern Arizona. He has also been a member of the Sacramento Mountain Lions, Calgary Stampeders, Orlando Predators and Ottawa Redblacks.

Early years

Paden played high school football for the Cleveland High School Cavaliers of Reseda, California. He played quarterback and running back for the Cavaliers, scoring thirteen touchdowns, while earning all-league honors as a defensive back. He was selected for the Daily News All-Star Game. Paden also lettered in track and field and basketball, garnering all-city recognition as a sprinter in track and field.[1]

College career

Paden played for the San Jose State Spartans of San Jose State University from 2008 to 2009, recording six receptions for 56 yards.[1][2] He was redshirted in 2007.[1]

He played for the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona University from 2010 to 2011.[1] He led the Lumberjacks with 61 receptions for 991 yards and eight touchdowns his senior year in 2011, earning All-Big Sky honorable mention honors.[3] He recorded twenty receptions for 200 yards and one touchdown his junior season in 2010.[1]

Professional career

Sacramento Mountain Lions

Paden spent the 2012 season with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.[4]

Calgary Stampeders

Paden was signed by the Calgary Stampeders (CFL) on June 4, 2013.[5] He was released by the Stampeders on June 22, 2013.[6]

Orlando Predators

Paden was signed by the Orlando Predators on February 7, 2014.[7][8] Paden finished his rookie season with the Orlando Predators with 81 catches for 1,401 yards and 23 touchdowns. He finished the season ninth in the league in receiving yards and first in yards per catch with an average of 17.3.[9] His mark of 17.3 yards per catch was sixth best in Arena Football League history as of the 2014 season.[10]

Ottawa Redblacks

Paden signed with the Ottawa Redblacks (CFL) on August 5, 2014.[11] Paden was released by the Redblacks on October 5, 2016, partially through the 2016 CFL season.[12] On October 10, Paden was resigned to the active roster.[13][14] In three seasons in Ottawa, Paden appeared in 19 games. In total, he caught 39 passes for 629 yards with 1 touchdown in the regular season. He also had a touchdown catch in the 2016 Eastern Conference Championship game. Following the 2016 season, he was not re-signed by the club and became a free agent on February 14, 2017.

Toronto Argonauts

After a week as a free agent, Paden and the Toronto Argonauts (CFL) agreed to a contract.[15]


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  6. ^ "2013". Retrieved August 16, 2014.
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  11. ^ "August 5". Archived from the original on November 9, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  12. ^ "Travon Van excited to contribute to the Redblacks' offence again". 2016-10-06. Archived from the original on 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2016-10-06.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  13. ^ "Transactions". Archived from the original on 17 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
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  15. ^ "Argonauts sign receiver Paden - Article - TSN". TSN. 2017-02-21. Retrieved 2017-02-21.