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W.T. Hinton bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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William (Tom) Hinton

Playing Career

BC Lions
1958 - 1966

Awards and Honours

All-Western Offensive Guard
1958, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1966 (5)

All-Canadian Offensive Guard
1963 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1963, 1964 (2)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1964 (1)

Career Highlights

  • Played 136 games with the BC Lions.

William (Tom) Hinton was an excellent all-around athlete, achieving honours in Track & Field and football at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute.
Hinton was a fast, agile, and aggressive guard who was an All-Star every year expect 1965. In both 1958 and 1959, Hilton was the Lions nominee for the Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Lineman, and in the latter year was also nominated for the Most Outstanding Player.
William (Tom) Hinton is a member of the BC Lions Wall of Fame and the BC Sports Hall of Fame in the team category (1964 grey cup winning team).

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1991 as a player.

Class of 1991

William Tom HintonBrian KellyNorman KimballJim Young

Football Reporters of Canada

Perc AllenTerry KieltyKen Newans

Hinton, William (Tom)
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