Cortez Kennedy ( born August 23, 1968 in Osceola, Arkansas ) is a former American professional American football player at the position of the defensive tackles. He played college football for the Miami Hurricanes, the team from the University of Miami. His entire professional career from 1990 to 2000 he spent with the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League ( NFL).
1992 Kennedy was elected to the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He is a member of the National Football League 1990s All- Decade Team. During his career he played in eight Pro Bowls and was chosen by the American press six times in the All Pro team. 2012 Kennedy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.