Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, one of best and most popular players in Seahawks history died at 48 in Orlando Tuesday. Police confirmed his death and said “nothing suspicious” was found, although no cause of death was offered.
One of four Seahawks to make the hall after a playing career, all in Seattle, from 1990 to 2000, Kennedy was the third pick overall in the draft out of the University of Miami. Despite playing on a 2-14 team in 1992, Kennedy was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
Ahead of his 2012 induction into Canton, his former Seahawks coach, Chuck Knox said, “He just did an outstanding job as a football player and as a person. He was fun to be around and I can just tell you he was a complete player and a fine person. I thought that (he should be in the Hall of Fame) from day one.”
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