Mark Estelle

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Mark Estelle
Date of birth (1981-07-29) July 29, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Compton, California
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) CB
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg)
College Utah State
High school Carson
Career history
As player
2006 Cologne Centurions
20062011 Montreal Alouettes
CFL East All-Star 2008, 2009, 2010
Career stats

Mark Estelle (born July 29, 1981) is a former professional American and Canadian football defensive back. He most recently played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

He has also formerly played for the Houston Texans of the National Football League and the Cologne Centurions of NFL Europe.

High school years[edit]

While attending Carson High School in Carson, California, Estelle was a standout in football, baseball, and track & field. In football, he was an All-Conference cornerback and in track & field, he was the Los Angeles City Champion in the long jump. Mark Estelle graduated from Carson High School in 1999.

Junior college career[edit]

Estelle attended Los Angeles Southwest College for one year and lettered in football and track & field. In football, he was a first team All-JUCO selection, unanimously voted into the All-Western State Conference team, and named the Team's Defensive Player of the Year.

NCAA career[edit]

Estelle attended Utah State University, and he was a three-year letterwinner in football. As a junior, he made 30 tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery, and 13 pass deflections.

Professional career[edit]

In 2005, Estelle attended the Montreal Alouettes and Baltimore Ravens training camps. The following year, he signed with the Houston Texans and was assigned to the Cologne Centurions of NFL Europa where he made 16 tackles, 11 knockdowns, and three forced fumbles. He moved on to the Texans training camp and finally joined the Alouettes in September and played in the final regular season game and started in the Canadian Football League East Division championship and the 93rd Grey Cup. He returned to the Alouettes for the 2007 and 2008 CFL seasons and was named an East Division All-Star in 2008.[1] He was supposed to become a free agent after the 2008 season, but was re-signed by the Alouettes on February 16, 2009.[2] He became a free agent on February 15, 2012.


  1. ^ "Mark Estelle". Roster. Montreal Alouettes Football Club. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  2. ^ Free Agent Estelle stays in Montreal