20 results for tag: Cortez Kennedy


Kevin Mawae in 2019 Pro Football HoF

Congratulations to Seahawks Legend Kevin Mawae, who is one of the eight new members of the 2019 Class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mawae was a second-round draft pick by the Seahawks in the 1994 NFL Draft, where he played 4 seasons at center (1994-1997). He would go on to play 8 seasons with the N.Y. Jets (1998-2005) and 4 seasons with the Tennessee Titans (2006-2009). The eight-time Pro Bowler said he was elated when he heard David Baker, the Hall of Fame president and chief executive, knock on his hotel door to inform him of the news. "It caught me off guard," Mawae said. "When they say the knock’s going to be a big, boisterous ...

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A Cortez Kennedy Fundraiser

Cortez Kennedy graduated from Rivercrest High School in Wilson, Arkansas. As a component of a campaign to build a new stadium, Rivercrest High is offering an opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to the late Seahawks great.

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Kenny Easley’s Number Retirement

Seahawks Legend Kenny Easley had the honor of having his #45 retired at halftime of the Seahawks-Colts game on October 1, 2017. His was the 5th number to be retired by the Seahawks in team history, and he also received his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring during the ceremony. Alongside Kenny were fellow Hall of Fame members Steve Largent, Walter Jones, and Courtney Kennedy, who represented her late father Cortez Kennedy.

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Legends Check in on “96 CHECK”

Seahawks Legend Walter Jones introduces the "96 CHECK" initiative for all his fellow NFL Legends. The idea is to have NFL players and families check on one player that they have not talked to in a while on September 6 (9/6) each year, "to make sure all is good." "96 CHECK" is Walter's way of paying homage to his late friend and teammate, Cortez Kennedy, who wore #96, while helping NFL players everywhere who may have gotten lost in the cracks. Cortez would always call Walter for no other reason than to "check on him." The initiative starts today, August 23, which is Kennedy's birthday; and it's a good time of the year right now - just before ...

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Kenny Easley’s Enshrinement Speech

Well, good evening! To all the family and friends and lovers of football all across America, and the world, thank you for being here today. I'd like to start by sharing a passage from the Bible that I've leaned on and counted on, and trusted with all certainty through the years. And that would be Philippians 4 and 6, and it says: be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication. With thanks giving, let your request be known to God. I was first nominated for the Hall in 1997; twenty years later, be anxious for nothing. The Hall of Fame was dropped on the shoulders of Kenny Easley like a pair of shoulder pads. Some folks ...

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Kenny Easley Leads HoF Speakers

Seahawks Legend Kenny Easley will be the first speaker at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Enshrinement ceremonies. Kenny will be center stage when the program begins at 4:00 pm PT on Saturday, August 5, in Canton Ohio. It will be carried live by ESPN and the NFL Network. Steve Largent and Walter Jones will join more than 120 returning Hall of Famers expected to be on stage to welcome Kenny and the newest members to the Hall of Fame fraternity. A tribute is expected for Seahawks Legend Hall of Fame member Cortez Kennedy, who passed away in May. Kenny Easley and the 2017 Hall of Fame Class get the "knock on the door."

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Legends Remember Cortez

Cortez Kennedy died too soon on May 23, 2017, at the age of 48, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Seahawks Ring of Honor member is remembered by Jordan Babineaux, Brock Huard, Steve Largent, Sean Locklear, Ray Roberts, Marcus Trufant, and Jim Zorn.

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Legends Remember Cortez


Remembering Cortez Kennedy

The Seattle Seahawks organization, Seahawks fans, and the NFL community are saddened at the sudden passing of Cortez Kennedy, who died Tuesday in Orlando, Florida. He was 48. “Nothing suspicious to report. OPD conducting investigation into his unattended passing,” the Orlando Police Department tweeted. "Cortez Kennedy has been a pillar of the Seahawks franchise since joining the team as a rookie in 1990," the Seahawks said in a statement. "Tez was the heart and soul of the Seahawks through the 1990s and endeared himself to 12s all across the Pacific Northwest as a player who played with a selfless and relentless approach to the game. We ...

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Kenny Easley Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

And Kenny Easley now makes it an even four Seahawks Legends in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame's selection committee today officially transitioned Easley from "senior finalist" to "Class of 2017." He will join his former teammate, Steve Largent, who was enshrined in the Hall in 1995, as well as Seahawks Legends Cortez Kennedy (enshrined in 2012), and Walter Jones (enshrined in 2014). "I'm enormously grateful for this opportunity," said Easley on his selection. "To be reconsidered after 20 years, I'm glad it happened now, because I feel that if it had happened in 1997, I wouldn't be as grateful as I am right ...

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