Tom Hinton

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Tom Hinton
Born:1936 (age 86–87)
Ruston, Louisiana
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
CollegeLouisiana Tech
NFL draft1958 / Round: 12 / Pick: 135
Drafted byChicago Cardinals
Career history
As player
19581966BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1963
CFL West All-Star1958, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1966
Career stats

William Thomas Hinton (born 1936) is a former Canadian Football League offensive guard who played nine years for the BC Lions from 1958 to 1966. In 1991, he was enshrined into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

College career[edit]

Hinton attended Louisiana Tech University and was a three-time All-GSC pick and as a senior, he helped lead his team to the Gulf States Conference Championship. He was inducted into the Louisiana Tech University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987.

Canadian Football League career[edit]

Hinton played in all 16 regular season games in 7 of his 9 years with the Lions[1] and finished his career as the best offensive lineman in the team's history. As a rookie in 1958, he made the Western all-star team. In his second year in the CFL, he was chosen the Outstanding Lineman and the Outstanding Player of the CFL. In 1963, Hinton makes both the All-Western and the All-Canadian All-Star teams, and helped lead his team to the Grey Cup. In addition, Hinton was a five time CFL All-Star selection. He was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame on May 11, 1991[2] and the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.[3]


  1. ^ "William Hinton football statistics on".
  2. ^ "W.T. 'Tom' Hinton". Inductees. Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum.
  3. ^ "W.T. 'Tom' Hinton". Inductees. BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Archived from the original on 2005-03-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)