Cortez Kennedy
Cortez Kennedy

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Name: Cortez Kennedy
Occupation: Football Player
Gender: Male
Height: 191 cm (6' 4'')
Birth Day: August 23, 1968
Age: 52
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Height: 191 cm (6' 4'')
Weight: 133 kg
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: N/A (Bald)
Blood Type N/A
Tattoo(s) N/A


Wife/Spouse Nicole Sanders (div. 1996)
Affairs / Girlfriends Not Known
Children Daughter- Courtney (Born 1995)
Cortez Kennedy with his daughter Courtney
Son- None
ParentsFather- Joe Harris (step-father)
Mother- Ruby Harris
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known

Cortez Kennedy

Cortez Kennedy was born on August 23, 1968 in United States (52 years old). Cortez Kennedy is a Football Player, zodiac sign: Virgo. @ plays for the team . Find out Cortez Kennedynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He was an eight-time Pro Bowl and five-time All-Pro selection.

Net Worth

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Before Fame

He played college football at the University of Miami, before being selected third overall in the 1990 NFL draft.

Biography Timeline


Kennedy was born in Osceola, Arkansas, but grew up in Wilson, Arkansas. He graduated from Rivercrest High School in Wilson, Arkansas, and attended Northwest Mississippi Community College before being awarded a football scholarship to the University of Miami, where he was named an All-American in 1989.


He was the third overall selection in the 1990 draft by the Seahawks, and was unsigned until two days before the beginning of the season. Kennedy was named to the Pro Bowl in 1991. In 1992, having recorded 14 quarterback sacks, he received the NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press despite the Seahawks 2–14 record. He switched his jersey number to 99 that season in honor of close friend Jerome Brown, and was named First- or Second-team All-Pro five times.


Kennedy retired after the 2000 season. In 167 games with Seattle, he recorded 668 tackles, 58 sacks, and three interceptions. He announced his retirement in August 2002 after sitting out the 2001 season. He was given several offers by other teams, but wanted to finish his career in Seattle. He is generally considered one of the best defensive tackles to ever play the position in the NFL. He was a semi-finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008, as well as a finalist in 2009 and 2011, eventually being elected to the Hall as a member of the 2012 induction class. He was the second Hall of Famer to earn his credentials primarily as a Seahawk.


Kennedy was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.


In 2006, Kennedy was inducted into the Seahawks' Ring of Honor. His jersey number, 96, was retired by the Seahawks during a game against the New England Patriots on October 14, 2012.


In 2007, Kennedy was named the best athlete ever to wear the number 96 by


Kennedy died on May 23, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. He was 48 years old. According to police, Kennedy was alone when he died. In the days leading up to his death, Kennedy had experienced symptoms of heart failure, including swollen legs and dizziness, which led to him being hospitalized. Following his death, the main drag in Wilson, Arkansas was named for him.

Family Life

Cortez was born in Osceola, Arkansas.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Cortez Kennedy is 53 years, 11 months and 16 days old. Cortez Kennedy will celebrate 54th birthday on a Tuesday 23rd of August 2022. Below we countdown to Cortez Kennedy upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

50th birthday - Thursday, August 23, 2018

Remembering Seahawks legend Cortez Kennedy on his birthday

Thursday is perhaps a somber one for the Seattle Seahawks as Aug. 23, 2018, would have been Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy’s 50th birthday. The Seahawks legend passed away unexp…

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47th birthday - Sunday, August 23, 2015

Happy Birthday, Cortez Kennedy!

Did you know 48 of the 90 players on Seattle’s current roster were born after the Seahawks selected Cortez Kennedy in the 1990 draft?

46th birthday - Saturday, August 23, 2014

Special happy birthday wishes to Cortez Kennedy | Special happy birthday wishes, Happy birthday wishes, Birthday wishes

Aug 25, 2014 - Saturday is Cortez Kennedy’s 46th birthday, and the reminders of just how great a player the Hall of Fame defense tackle was are everywhere in “The House That Tez Built.”

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