In nine games, O'Neill has made 20 of 26 field goal attempts (longest: 47) and 61 punts for 2,710 yards (longest: 70) and five singles. In the Western Semi-Final against Saskatchewan, O'Neill made 3-of-5 field goal attempts and recorded 10 punts for 404 yards. In the Western Final against Calgary, O'Neill made a 42-yard field goal and recorded nine punts for 377 yards.
(BC) In four games with the Lions this season, the Edmonton native made four-of-five field goal attempts (longest: 40 yards), six converts and punted 21 times for 845 yards (average: 40.2 yards, longest: 50 yards) and one single. (Edmonton) In eight games, O'Neill made 11 of 16 field goal attempts. His longest (46 yards) came in Week 9 against Saskatchewan. O'Neill made his Eskimo debut in Week 9 against Saskatchewan. O'Neill dressed as a reserve for Week 16 against Saskatchewan and Week 17 against Calgary. In Week 18, O'Neill went 2 for 2 in field goal attempts against BC.
(BC) O'Neill spent the 2012 season on the Lions Injured Reserve list.
Hugh joined the Lions in 2011 after being selected in the second round of the 2011 CFL Canadian Draft. He spent the 2011 season on the injured list while learning from the league’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player, kicker Paul McCallum.
O'Neill was selected by the Lions in the second round (11th overall) in the 2011 Canadian Draft.
2010: In his senior season, O'Neill became the Bears’ all-time field goal leader with 55 and led the Bears in scoring with 58 points. He finished third in Canada West with 39.7 punting yard average, 13 field goals, and 72.2% field goal percentage was named a Canada West All-Star and was named to the CIS East-West Bowl roster. 2009: As a junior, O'Neill was named a CIS First Team All-Canadian and Canada West All-Star punter after leading Canada West in average punting and field goal success rate. 2008: O'Neill was named a CIS Second Team All-Canadian and Canada West All-Star punter after leading Canada West with a 42.5 punting average on 76 kicks, almost three yards better than his nearest competitor. 2007: O'Neil had an outstanding rookie season, making the CIS All-Canadian team at two positions (punter and placekicker) and selected to the Canada West all-star roster after leading the league in punts with a 41.7-yard average. He ranked second in Canada West in scoring with 72 points including a league-high and single-season school record 19 field goals. He also recorded the longest punt in Canada West (83 yards).
O'Neill was heavily recruited as a kicker coming out of high school, where he played three seasons for Ross Sheppard Secondary. As a high school senior, he was named league MVP and was an Edmonton Journal All-Star.