20 results for tag: Cortez Kennedy


A Visit with George Dyer

The Seahawks in the 1980s sported a powerhouse defensive line featuring Jeff Bryant, Jacob Green and Joe Nash, and the man behind their success was defensive line coach George Dyer. Dyer came to the Seahawks in 1983 along with head coach Chuck Knox, and was an assistant coach through the 1991 season. He went on to coach for the Denver Broncos as an assistant for eight seasons, earning two Super Bowl rings along the way.

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#96 is Now Retired

October 15, 2012 Make that four retired numbers now in the Seahawks all-time annals. At halftime of the Seahawks-Patriots game on October 14 at CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks bestowed a rare honor by retiring Cortez Kennedy's #96 jersey number. Cortez joins fellow Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent (No. 80), offensive tackle Walter Jones (No. 71) and the 12th Man (No. 12) as the only numbers to be retired by the Seahawks. "It's a great honor to have my jersey retired with two great NFL football players: Steve Largent and Walter Jones, and the 12th Man," said Kennedy. "God bless America, and God bless the Seahawks." The ...

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Cortez Kennedy Enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame

August 4, 2012 Below is Cortez Kennedy's complete induction speech he gave at the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies, held in Canton, Ohio on August 4, 2012. This is awesome. Thank you, Dixie. I love you so much. Growing up in Wilson, Arkansas, it never crossed my mind that someday I would be standing here with all these wonderful players in the Hall of Fame. I've been truly blessed, blessed to have been surrounded by so many people that cares, blessed to be supported on and off the field, and blessed to have great parents to keep me humble. To my dad, Joe Harris, you've always been a great balancing factor in my life. I can remember not ...

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Cortez Gets the Call from the Hall

February 4, 2012 By Bill Boehlke “I thought I’d get a call. I was just watching TV like everyone else, and then they called my name. They called my name. Can you believe it? It’s unbelievable. Unbelievable." That TV program happened to be the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2012 selections special on the NFL Network, and the name called was Cortez Kennedy. “I’ve never been happier," said Kennedy. “Well, maybe when we won big games at UM or in Seattle. But I’m on top of the world right now for sure. Imagine, lil’ ol’ boy from Wilson, Arkansas." "(Miami) Coach Dennis Erickson used to tell us good things will keep happening if ...

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Will Cortez Kennedy’s 4th Knock Open the Hall?

January 31, 2012 By Tim Reynolds Cortez Kennedy’s home resembles a museum devoted to his football career. His last Seattle Seahawks helmet is perched on a shelf, and his Miami degree — the one he finished on his own after leaving school early for the NFL — is on the wall, near photos of him with two U.S. Presidents. There’s a street sign bearing his name from his hometown, framed letters from giants of sport, palm trees around the pool, unbelievable golf-course views and just about anything else he wants. Some days, his biggest concern is deciding whether to take the afternoon flight from Florida back to Arkansas for a quick deer ...

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Cortez Kennedy a Finalist for the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame

Class of 2012 - Finalist Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 298 Northwest Mississippi Community College, Miami - Florida 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks Former Seahawks tackle Cortez Kennedy is among the 15 modern-era finalists who will be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the Hall’s Selection Committee meets in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. This is the forth-straight year of consideration for Kennedy. The election results will be announced at 2:30 p.m. PT during a one-hour NFL Network special, live from the Super Bowl Media Center. The Class of 2012 will be the 50th class to be elected to the Pro Football ...

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Cortez Kennedy: The Biggest Small-Towner

December 13, 2011 By Scott M. Johnson Cortez Kennedy spent most of his playing career as a dichotomy. Big, strong and quick as a whip on the field, he was often docile and relaxed off it. Mean and nasty between the trenches, Kennedy was more of a softy when the pads came off. On the field, Kennedy was known for a quick first step that often put him in the opponents' backfield at about the time the ball was exchanged from center to quarterback. Off the field, Kennedy was known more for his infectious laugh -- a wheezing, guttural, heh-heh-heh chuckle that often included a stuck-out tongue. Even Kennedy's playful side was a mask at times, ...

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Cortez Kennedy Named to 2010 ACC Football Legends Class

Former University of Miami defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has been selected to the 2010 Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship Game Legends Class. Kennedy was one of the defensive forces on Miami's 1989 National Championship football team and helped lead the Hurricanes to a 22-2 record during the 1988 and 1989 seasons. During his time with the `Canes, Miami posted an 8-2 record against Top 15 teams, twice defeating the nation's No. 1-ranked squad, ending the 1989 season as a nation's top team after convincing wins over No. 1-ranked Notre Dame and No. 7 Alabama. The third overall pick in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Seahawks, ...

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Three Alumni Semifinalists for 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame

December 7, 2009 By Bill Boehlke Three Seahawks alumni are among the 25 semifinalists being considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010. Cortez Kennedy, John Randle and Jerry Rice are among the modern era semifinalists for the Canton, Ohio shrine. The Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee chose the 25 semifinalists from the list of 131 preliminary nominees. Each of the remaining 25 nominees on the Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee’s list of nominees has been a semifinalist at least once prior to this year. The list of 25 includes a coach, Don Coryell, and two contributors, Art Modell and Paul Tagliabue. The complete ...

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Q & A with Cortez Kennedy

April 2, 2007 Q: What degree did you get from the University of Miami? A: Liberal Arts and Sciences Q: Was that the degree you started out with at the University of Miami? A: No, I first started out in Criminal Justice Q: Why did you change? A: Because I needed 9 more hours to get my Criminal Justice degree, and I said, “First come, first serve to get my degree.” Q: What was your favorite class? A: Sociology: Race Relations Q: Why was that your favorite class? A: Because we talked about the diversity of race, poverty, and politics in urban societies. I had a very strong interest in learning more about the subject. Q: What ...

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