American Football Database
Tom Hinton
Date of birth: 1936 (age 85–86)
Place of birth: Ruston, Louisiana
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Import
Position(s): G
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
College: Louisiana Tech
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 12 / Pick: 135
Drafted by: Chicago Cardinals
 As player:
1958-1966 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1963
CFL West All-Star: 1958, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1966
Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1991

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

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.

Canadian Football League career

Hinton played in an amazing 136 games 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[1] and the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.[2]


  1. "W.T. 'Tom' Hinton". Inductees. Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum.
  2. "W.T. 'Tom' Hinton". Inductees. BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.