TMZ NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy is dead at the age of 48 … TMZ Sports has learned. Kennedy played 11 seasons for the Seattle Seahawks … and was an 8x Pro Bowler. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. We spoke to Orlando PD who confirmed Kennedy’s passing … but they added “there is nothing suspicious” about his death. We’ve spoken to family members who say they’re currently traveling to Orlando. Cause of death is still unclear.
Sad news out of Florida today, former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has passed away at the age of 48, Kennedy played all 11 seasons of his career with the Seahawks and was selected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 2012. Cortez Kennedy was one of the most dominant defensive players of the 1990’s, he was the 1992 NFL Defensive Player Of The Year, he racked up 58 career sacks and made eight Pro Bowls during his career. Kennedy was the third overall pick of the 1990 NFL Draft out of the University Of Miami, he is inducted into the Miami Hurricanes Ring Of Honor, and his number 96 is retired by the Seattle Seahawks. Rest In Peace Cortez Kennedy.
It’s also important to note that Cortez Kennedy was a Tecmo Super Bowl legend: