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Ron Estay bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Ron Estay

Playing Career

BC Lions
1972, 1973

Edmonton Eskimos
1973 - 1982

Awards and Honours

All-Western Defensive End
1973, 1977, 1978, 1980 (4)

All-Canadian Defensive End
1977, 1980 (2)

Grey Cup Participation
1973 - 1975, 1977 - 1982 (9)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1975, 1978 - 1982 (6)

Career Highlights

  • Played 149 games during his 11-year career.

Ron Estay was drafted by the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL) in the eighth round and was picked up later that year by the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (NFL). This outstanding defensive end was traded to the Edmonton Eskimos midway through the 1973 season where he stayed until his retirement in 1982.

Estay was the Eskimos defensive captain from 1973 to 1976 and excelled in this position. Among his many contributions to the team, Estay tied the CFL record in 1974 with the most sacks in a game with five.

Estay was a two-time All-Canadian and a four-time All-Western. He played in nine Grey Cup games winning six times.
Ron Estay is also member of the Louisiana State University Hall of Fame and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2003 as a player.

Class of 2003

Ron EstayEd HenickGeorge McGowanDave RidgwayChris Walby

Football Reporters of Canada

Dale IssacMal Issac

Estay, Ron
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