Mike O'Shea

Bio

Full name: Michael O'Shea

Preferred name: Mike

Born: Sept. 21, 1970 in North Bay, ON (51 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: T18th,
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
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Mike O'Shea was inducted into the Player wing in 2017 (CFHoF 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 Season117645300.5473,0922,867
Playoffs63300.500155138
Grey Cup11001.0003312
  • 2010 Special Teams Coordinator
  • 2011 Special Teams Coordinator
  • 2012 Special Teams Coordinator
  • 2013 Special Teams Coordinator
  • 2015 Special Teams Coordinator