Tom Hinton was an All-Star guard with the BC Lions from 1958 to 1966. Hinton won five West All-Star honours in 1958, 1959, 1963, 1965 and 1966 as well as a CFL All-Star in 1963. Hinton was named the BC Lions Oustanding Lineman three times in 1958, 1959 and 1960. Hinton played on the 1964 BC Lions team which won the first Grey Cup in franchise history. Hinton is a member of the BC Lions Wall of Fame, and a member of the BC Hall of Fame. Tom Hinton was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1991.
Hinton had one fumble return for zero yards in 1958.