Seahawks Cortez Kennedy selected for the Hall of Fame
Cortez Kennedy has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the result of voting conducted on Saturday in Indianapolis.
Kennedy was a finalist for the fourth time, and his election means that he received at least 80 percent of the votes from the 44-member panel.
"I cried," Kennedy said when reached at his Orlando home after the news. "It was so emotional to get that call to the Hall."
Kennedy played 11 seasons in the NFL, all with Seattle. He was named the leagues' Defensive Players of the Year in 1992, a season in which the Seahawks went 2-14.
Kennedy appeared in eight consecutive Pro Bowls. Walter Jones is the only Seahawk ever to appear in more.
Kennedy will be the seventh man who played for the Seahawks to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but the second to be inducted as a Seahawk.
Steve Largent was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1995, and while he was acquired in a trade from Houston, Seattle was the only team he played for.
Carl Eller, Franco Harris, Warren Moon, Jerry Rice and John Randle were all former Seahawks inducted into the Hall of Fame as well, but each played most of his career elsewhere.
Kennedy was selected by the Seahawks No. 3 overall in the 1990 draft.