This page generously sponsored by: Nobody yet! Sponsor it on Patreon to be the first name on this list!
5. Cortez Kennedy

A two-time National Champion and All-American at the University of Miami, Cortez Kennedy was an All-Rookie in a career spent entirely with the Seattle Seahawks.

Following his good rookie campaign, the Defensive Tackle would rattle off six straight Pro Bowls and would have two more after that.  From 1992 to 1994, Kennedy was a First Team All-Pro, and in '92, despite the Seahawks finishing 2-14, he was so dominant that he would win the Defensive MVP on the strength of a 14-Sack and 92-Tackle year.

Kennedy would be named to the 1990s All-Decade Team, and he would later be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 3rd Overall in the NFL Draft 4/22/90.
  • Departed: Retired after the 2000 Season.
  • Games Played: 119
  • Notable Statistics:

    153 Games Started
    3 Interceptions
    26 Interception Return Yards
    11 Forced Fumbles
    6 Fumble Recoveries
    58 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
    58.0 Quarterback Sacks
    669 Combined Tackles
    279 Solo Tackles*
    100 Assisted Tackles*
    15 Tackles for Loss**
    118 Approximate Value

    *Solo Tackles and Combined Tackles were not calculated until 1994.
    **Tackles for Loss were not calculated until 1999.

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Defensive Player of the Year (1992)
    First Team All-Pro (1992, 1993 & 1994)
    Second Team All-Pro (1996)
    Pro Bowl (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998 & 1999)
    All-Rookie (1990)

Last modified on Saturday, 29 May 2021 18:47
Tagged under

Add comment

Security code