|No. 55, 78|
|Born:||December 22, 1948|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||240 lb (110 kg)|
|NFL draft||1972 / Round: 8 / Pick: 186|
|Drafted by||Denver Broncos|
|1983||Washington Federals - USFL|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1977, 1980|
|CFL West All-Star||1973, 1977, 1978, 1980|
After graduating from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1972, he was selected by the Denver Broncos in the 8th round of the 1972 NFL Draft. He moved to Canada and played for the British Columbia Lions in 1972 and Edmonton from 1973–82, and helped lead the team to five straight Grey Cup championships from 1978–82 as a key member of the "Alberta Crude" defense. He played in 1983 for the Washington Federals of the United States Football League (USFL).
Estay was a two time CFL All-Star in 1977 and 1980 and Western All-Star four times in 1973, 1977, 1978 and 1980. He played in nine Grey Cup championships, winning six times. One of Estay's biggest games was the 1977 Grey Cup also known as the 'Staples Game'. In that game, Estay recalls how, due to the nature of the game he 'tried every pair of shoes that we had' (in order to good footing due to the field conditions).
In 2008, Estay was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma , which went into remission after 3 months of chemotherapy.
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- St. Germain, Brent (November 8, 2012). "Tarpons to honor Estay -- one of their greatest players ever". HoumaToday.com. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
- "Riders coach Estay retires". CFL. CFL. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
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