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Pro Football Hall of Famers

Cortez Kennedy
UM Defensive Tackle (1988-89)
Inducted in 2012

Fifth Hurricane player to be enshrined in Canton, joining Jim Otto (1980), Ted Hendricks (1990), Jim Kelly (2002) and Michael Irvin (2007) … Kennedy registered 58 sacks and scored one touchdown on fumble recovery in his 11-season career with the Seattle Seahawks … No. 3 overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, Kennedy had a streak of 116 games played, earned selection to eight Pro Bowls (1992-97, 1999, 2000) and missed just nine games out of a possible 176 in his career … As a senior defensive tackle in 1989, he emerged as a dominant force on what many considered to be the nation’s top defensive line unit … Kennedy started all 12 games and his tenacious defense helped lead UM to a 11-1 season, a victory in the Sugar Bowl over Alabama and the 1989 National Championship … Earned second-team AP All-American honors.