Mike O'Shea

Bio

Full name: Michael O'Shea

Preferred name: Mike

Born: Sept. 21, 1970 in North Bay, ON (52 years old)

Drafted in 1993 as LB by EDM
5th overall (5th position in 1st round) from Guelph.

Last Season (2008) Vitals:
  • Player classification: Non-import
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 235 lbs
  • Position: LB
  • Jersey: #50
Amateur Programs
  • Guelph
16 Season Career

Active years: 1993–2008
Active teams (2):

  • HAM 1993–1995, 2000
  • TOR 1996–1999, 2001–2008

274 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 271 regular season games
  • 3 Grey Cup appearances (3 championship wins)
3 Grey Cup Appearances
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
16 seasons
(Rank: T25th,
99th percentile,
16 CFL seasons)
2 teams 271
(Rank: T33rd,
99th percentile,
271 CFL games)
0 3
1993 HAM LB 59 18 -- 0
1994 HAM LB 59 18 -- 0
1995 HAM LB 59 12 -- 0
1996 TOR LB 50 8 -- 1
1997 TOR LB 50 18 -- 1
1998 TOR LB 50 18 -- 0
1999 TOR LB 50 18 -- 0
2000 HAM LB 59 18 -- 0
2001 TOR LB 50 18 -- 0
2002 TOR LB 50 18 -- 0
2003 TOR LB 50 18 -- 0
2004 TOR LB 50 18 -- 1
2005 TOR LB 50 17 -- 0
2006 TOR LB 50 18 -- 0
2007 TOR LB 50 18 -- 0
2008 TOR LB 50 18 -- 0
Weekly
1994
  • Defensive Star Week 18 (HAM)
1996
  • Defensive Star Week 17 (TOR)
1997
  • Defensive Star Week 2 (TOR)
2004
  • Defensive Star Week 19 (TOR)
2008
  • Canadian Star Week 1 (TOR)
  • 1993 Winner (HAM) Most Outstanding Rookie
  • 1993 Team Nominee (HAM) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1994 Team Nominee (HAM) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1995 Team Nominee (HAM) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1997 Team Nominee (TOR) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1999 Team Nominee (TOR) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1999 Winner (TOR) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1999 Team Nominee (TOR) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
  • 2003 Team Nominee (TOR) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 2021 Winner (WPG) Coach of the Year
  • 2022 Winner (WPG) Coach of the Year
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Mike O'Shea was inducted into the Player wing in 2017 (Canadian Football Hall of Fame profile).

Toronto Argonauts All-Time Argonauts

Mike O'Shea was inducted into the Player wing in 2015.

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Dec. 4, 2013 – Present)

Mike O'Shea's Head Coaching Record
CFL
SeasonGPWLTPCTPFPA
Regular Season140825800.5863,7583,315
Playoffs85300.625204175
Grey Cup43100.75012286
  • 2010 Special Teams Coordinator (TOR)
  • 2011 Special Teams Coordinator (TOR)
  • 2012 Special Teams Coordinator (TOR)
  • 2013 Special Teams Coordinator (TOR)
  • 2015 Special Teams Coordinator (WPG)