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2012 NFL Hall Of Fame Class: Cortez Kennedy Named To Hall Of Fame

It was announced on Saturday afternoon that former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy will be enshrined in the halls of Canton as one of the six members of the 2012 class to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Kennedy joins Steve Largent as one of the two major contributors to the Seahawks to be voted into the hall of fame.

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Kennedy, who was selected by the Seahawks with the third overall pick in the 1990 NFL draft, played 11 seasons in Seattle before he retired following the 2000 season. In those 11 years, Kennedy sacked the opposing quarterback 58 times and made 668 tackles. After his rookie year, he played in every game except for nine, eight of which when he missed half the season in 1997. After he sat out of the 2001 season, Kennedy announced his retirement, wanting to end his career in Seattle, despite receiving offers from other teams.

He was elected into the Hall of Fame on his seventh year of eligibility. For more on the Seahawks, head to Field Gulls.