Tom Hinton

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Tom Hinton
Born:1936 (age 8485)
Ruston, Louisiana
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status American
Position(s) G
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
College Louisiana Tech
NFL draft 1958 / Round: 12 / Pick: 135
Drafted by Chicago Cardinals
Career history
As player
19581966 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1963
CFL West All-Star 1958, 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.

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College career

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

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]

Notes

  1. https://www.justsportsstats.com/footballstatsindex.php?player_id=hintotom001
  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.


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