Paul Osbaldiston

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Paul Osbaldiston
No. 3
Date of birth (1964-04-27) April 27, 1964 (age 51)
Place of birth Oldham, England
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) P/K
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
College Western Montana
CFL draft 1986 / Round: 7 / Pick: 63
Drafted by BC Lions
Career history
As player
1986 BC Lions
1986 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1986-2003 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1996, 1998, 2001
CFL East All-Star 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Paul Osbaldiston (born April 27, 1964) is a former punter and placekicker for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League from 1986-2003.[1] He was the Assistant Special Teams/Kicking Coach for the Tiger-Cats until 2014.[2] Osbaldiston was a three-time CFL All-Star, seven-time East Division All-Star and a member of Hamilton’s 1986 and 1999 Grey Cup championship teams.[3]

Early career[edit]

Osbaldiston was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He played his rookie season for the British Columbia Lions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He also played for the Richmond Raiders of the British Columbia Football Conference (CJFL) from 1983 to 1985.



  • most field goals in a regular season game (8, tied with Dave Ridgeway and Mark McLoghlin)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

  • career scoring (2856 points)
  • single season scoring (233 points)
  • career converts (652)
  • single season converts (63)
  • single game converts (9)
  • career field goals (655)
  • single season field goals (54)
  • single game field goals (8)
  • career punting yards(88, 542)
  • career punts (2,127)
  • single season punts (165)[4]


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Milson Jones
Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian
Succeeded by
Lui Passaglia