A true giant of the gridiron, Cortez Kennedy was famously called a “Big Load” by Warren Moon. Truer words have never been spoken. He was a defensive lineman that you had to gameplan for. He was Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 despite his team going 2-14, was selected to the NFL All-Pro team 5 times, switched his number to 99 to memorialize his dear friend Jerome Brown that died tragically in a car crash, was inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor in 2006 and had his own number 96 retired by the Seahawks in 2012. He was chosen by Sport’s Illustrated as the best to ever wear 96!! After his playing days, he worked for the New Orleans Saints as an advisor.
Please enjoy these highlights and remember a true legend on and off the field – Cortez Kennedy.
His award winning 1992 Defensive Player of the Year season: