NFL Hall of Famer, Former Seahawks Great Cortez Kennedy Found Dead In Orlando
By NFL // May 23, 2017
Kennedy was 48-year-old
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA (NFL) – The football world has lost one of its greats.
Cortez Kennedy was found dead in Orlando, an Orlando Police Dept. spokeswoman confirmed to NFL.com on Tuesday. He was 48.
Drafted third-overall in the 1990 draft out of Miami (Fla.), Kennedy was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012 after an 11-year career with the Seattle Seahawks in which the defensive tackle racked up 58 sacks, was named to the Pro Bowl eight times and earned five All-Pro selections.
“Cortez Kennedy has been a pillar of the Seahawks franchise since joining the team as a rookie in 1990,” the Seahawks said in a statement. “Tez was the heart and soul of the Seahawks through the 1990s and endeared himself to 12s all across the Pacific Northwest as a player who played with a selfless and relentles approach to the game.
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We remember one of our family's most beloved individuals and proudest icons, Cortez Kennedy. pic.twitter.com/M7UD5XmSHv
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) May 23, 2017
He was truly one of the greats.
— NFL (@NFL) May 23, 2017