Ron Estay

Ron Estay
No. 55, 78
Date of birth (1948-12-22) December 22, 1948
Place of birth Raceland, Louisiana
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) DL
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 240 lb (110 kg)
College LSU
NFL draft 1972 / Round: 8 / Pick: 186
Drafted by Denver Broncos
Career history
As player
1972 BC Lions
19731982 Edmonton Eskimos
1983 Washington Federals - USFL
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1977, 1980
CFL West All-Star 1973, 1977, 1978, 1980
Career stats

Ron Estay (born December 22, 1948) is a former defensive lineman[1] for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). 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.

Estay is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the Eskimos Hall of Fame [2]


  1. Briley, John David (2006-08-23). Career in crisis: Paul "Bear" Bryant and the 1971 season of change. Mercer University Press. pp. 207–. ISBN 978-0-88146-025-4. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  2. St. Germain, Brent (November 8, 2012). "Tarpons to honor Estay -- one of their greatest players ever". Retrieved February 5, 2016.

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