NFL Hall of Famer, Former Seahawks Great Cortez Kennedy Found Dead In Orlando

By  //  May 23, 2017

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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 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.