NFL Hall Of Fame 2012: Cortez Kennedy Enshrined In Canton

Aug 4, 2012; Canton, OH, USA; Cortez Kennedy poses with his bust at the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

The 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was enshrined in Canton on Saturday night. All-time Seahawks great Cortez Kennedy was among the inductees.

On Saturday night, Cortez Kennedy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton as a member of the induction class of 2012. He joined center Dermonti Dawson, defensive end Chris Doleman, cornerback Jack Butler, running back Curtis Martin and offensive tackle Willie Roaf as the inductees who had their busts revealed on Saturday.

The immensely popular defensive tackle Kennedy spent 10 years playing for the Seattle Seahawks and set team records with 100 consecutive games played and eight Pro Bowl selections. He joins wide receiver Steve Largent as the two players in the Hall of Fame to have achieved the majority of their success with the Seahawks.

All of the inductees spoke on Saturday, with Kennedy having one of the longest speeches. He spoke extensively about his career and thanked everyone who helped him along the way. He seemed confident that Walter Jones will one day join him as another Seahawks Hall of Famer.

Kennedy was very personable, making jokes and explaining the connection between mowing the lawn and becoming a Hall of Fame inductee. He also made a point of thanking the Seahawks fan; the "12th Man," insisting that the 12th Man was in the Hall of Fame with him.

It was a memorable night for the inductees and those in attendance. The festivities continue on Sunday with the Hall of Fame game between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints which will officially kick off the 2012 NFL preseason schedule.

You can watch all of the speeches from Saturday night's 2012 Hall of Fame induction ceremony by visiting NFL.com.

For any further updates on the Hall of Fame class of 2012, stay tuned to this StoryStream or visit SB Nation's dedicated NFL hub. For all news and information regarding the Seattle Seahawks, please visit Field Gulls.

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