Cortez Kennedy Inducted Into The Hall Of Fame


I’ve been so tuned into training camp that this story has been completely completely off my radar, which is unfortunate. Cortez Kennedy is the greatest defensive player in the history of the Seahawks, and he deserves to be recognized for his greatness. Cortez Kennedy is now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Hall of fame was an inevitable destination for Tez. While not as well known as some other players at his position, Tez was the most dominant defensive line player in the NFL in the 90s.

Among the very long list of his accomplishments, perhaps the most impressive was in 1992, when Kennedy was named the NFL’s defensive player of the year despite playing on a team that finished a dreadful 2-14. That the NFL would recognize a player on such a bad team should tell you something about how great his play was that year.

You can view all of Tex’s enshrinement speech here, or if you don’t have 20 minutes to view the whole thing and just want the highlights, then watch this video.

Tez’s speech ended in what will likely be one most quoted sentence this year: “God bless America, and God bless the Seattle Seahawks!”

Tez is the 2nd Seahawks to be inducted into the hall; the only other is WR Steve Largent. Tez is the first is what could be a line of great Seahawks to enter the hall. Walter Jones is definitely going to be in, and then both Ricky Watters and Shaun Alexander will get consideration.