Ed Paradis

About This Inductee

Ed Paradis attended Pittston Area High School, graduating in 1970. He was an out-standing football player in high school, playing guard and linebacker positions. In Ed’s senior year, he was named Scranton Times All-Scholastic Guard, Scrantonian All-Scholastic Guard, and Wilkes-Barre Independent All-Scholastic linebacker. After high school, Ed moved his football talent west to Palo Verde Junior College in Blythe, California. At Palo Verde, Ed was a two-way player, guard on offense and middle guard on defense. In 1971, Ed was honored by the Los Angeles Times, naming him to its Junior College All-State Team as a guard. Transferring to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ed was switched to the center position. In his senior season, 1973, Ed was voted team captain, named Associated Press All-American, NAIA All-American, A.P. All-State, PSAC All-Conference unanimous choice. Ed was also the top votegetter by the Pittsburgh Press All-District team, receiving more votes than quarterbacks, running backs and other high profiled positions. In 1980, Ed was honored by I.U.P., naming him to the All 1970’s team. It was an unanimous selection. Following his career at I.U.P., Ed signed with Philadelphia of the World Football League. Although not successful, Ed looks back at it as the experience of a lifetime. Ed then entered the construction industry, working as a construction superintendent on nuclear power plants in Texas, Arizona, Illinois and in the Philippines. He is presently employed at St. Michael’s School in Falls, Pa. Currently residing in Avoca, Ed and his wife Rose, have two daughters, Connie and Ann Marie.