- Name: Cortez Kennedy
- Age at Death: 48 years old
- Height: 6ft 3in (191 cm)
- Occupation: Football Player
- Net Worth: Pending
- Status: Deceased
Cortez Kennedy was an American NFL player and Pro Football Hall of Famer. He played 11 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and made 8 Pro Bowl appearances. Kennedy was born on August 23, 1968 in Osceola, Arkansas. He stood 6ft 3in tall and played the defensive tackle position. He was raised by mother Ruby Harris and stepfather Joe Harris. Kennedy attended Rivercrest High School followed by Nothwest Mississippi Community College. He continued his education at the University of Miami on a football scholarship.
Kennedy played college football at the University of Miami. He helped the Hurricanes to a NCAA Division I FBS championship in 1989. He was also named an All-American in 1989. Kennedy was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 3rd overall pick in the 1990 NFL draft. He played a total of 11 seasons from 1990 to 2000. He was named First-Team All-Rookie by the PFWA. Kennedy made 6 consecutive Pro Bowl appearances from 1991 to 1996. He made two more appearances from 1998 to 1999. He was named 1992 NFL Defensive Player of the Year after recording 14 quarterback sacks.
Kennedy played a career 167 games and recorded 668 tackles, 58 sacks and 3 interceptions. He was a 3x First-team All-Pro and 2x Second-team All-Pro. His honors also include the Seattle Seahawk’s Ring of Honor and the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. Kennedy was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 and into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. His #96 jersey was retired by the Seahawks in 2012. Kennedy sat out the 2001 season and retired officially in 2002. Post NFL, he served as an advisor for the New Orleans Saints. He was also an ambassador for the Seahawks.
Cortez Kennedy died on May 23, 2017 at the age of 48. No official cause of death was given. According to the Orlando Police Department, there was nothing suspicious about his death. He was found dead at his home in Orlando, Florida. Kennedy was married once, to wife ‘Nicole Sanders’. The marriage ended in divorce in 1996. Kennedy is survived by his daughter, Courtney.
Cortez Kennedy Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Cortez C. Kennedy
- Birthday: August 23, 1968
- Place of Birth: Osceola, Arkansas, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 3in (191 cm)
- Occupation: Professional Football Player
- Years Active: 1990-2000
- Net Worth & Salary:
- Marriage(s): Nicole Sanders
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: May 23, 2017
- Cause of Death: Not Disclosed
- Place of Death: Orlando, Florida, U.S.