PODCAST: Cortez Kennedy joined the Ian Furness Show on Friday to talk about what it would mean to get elected to the Hall of Fame. A MUST listen. Available here.
by Curtis Crabtree
Seattle Seahawks DT Cortez Kennedy has been elected to the 2012 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Kennedy is part of a class of six elected to the Hall of Fame this year. Kennedy will be joined by New England Patriots/New York Jets RB Curtis Martin, Pittsburgh Steelers C Dermontti Dawson, Minnesota Vikings/Atlanta Falcons/San Francisco 49ers DE Chris Doleman, New Orleans Saints/Kansas City Chiefs OT Willie Roaf and senior committee inductee Steelers DB Jack Butler.
Kennedy will be the second member of the Hall of Fame to be elected as a Seahawks joining WR Steve Largent.
QB Warren Moon, DE John Randle, WR Jerry Rice, OL Mike McCormack, RB Franco Harris and DL Carl Eller are other members of the Hall of Fame that spent time with the Seahawks organziation but went in with other teams.
Kennedy, a first-round draft choice in 1990, was a member of the NFL’s Team of the Decade for the 1990s and is the most-decorated defensive player in franchise history.
Kennedy is an 8-time Pro Bowler and 3-time First-Team All-Pro. Kennedy was named the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 on a team that went 2-14. Kennedy finished the year with 14 sacks in just 11 games played coming from an interior defensive line position.
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