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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]

Paul Osbaldiston
No. 3
Born: (1964-04-27) April 27, 1964 (age 55)
Oldham, England
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
CollegeWestern Montana
CFL draft1986 / Round: 7 / Pick: 63
Drafted byBC Lions
Career history
As player
1986BC Lions
1986Winnipeg Blue Bombers
19862003Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1996, 1998, 2001
CFL East All-Star1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Early careerEdit

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]