Coach Pete Shotwell dubbed Estes "The Greatest Player He Ever Coached." Estes lettered 3 years in football at halfback, 4 years in baseball at 2nd base and centerfield and was a sprinter on the track team. An All-Conference performer in football in 1925 and 1926, he was elected captian in 1926. He is in the Texas High School Hall of Honor. He practiced dentistry near the HSU campus for almost 30 years. He always treated the HSU athletes at no cost.