NFL Reacts to Death of Cortez Kennedy
The shocking news about the death of former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle and NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy is reverberating throughout the league this morning.
The league itself, the Seahawks organization, as well as current players, former teammates and coaches have taken to social media to share their condolences.
Kennedy was found dead and alone at the age of 48.
Rest In Peace, Cortez Kennedy. pic.twitter.com/YEw6XH3RDM
— NFL (@NFL) May 23, 2017
Our statement on the passing of Cortez Kennedy. pic.twitter.com/yVtBfMdyp5
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) May 23, 2017
Shocked at Cortez Kennedy passing..1 of the most talented players I ever recruited or coached…a fun loving person a sad day.. — Jimmy Johnson (@JimmyJohnson) May 23, 2017
Crushed to hear this.
Despite being one of the best players of all time, Tez’s humility will be what I think of first. https://t.co/PCerQuLHJg
— Matthew Hasselbeck (@Hasselbeck) May 23, 2017
Great sadness on the passing of my friend #CortezKennedy. A real gentle giant, great football player, better person! Loved by everyone. RIP!
— Warren Moon (@WMoon1) May 23, 2017
In 1990 Seahawks draft Cortez Kennedy 3rd overall. Great career, great man. Now gone at 48. RIP Tez. NFL HOF, Seahawk ROH, ARK. BHOF.
— Jim Zorn (@JimZorn10) May 23, 2017
— Curt Warner Agency (@curtwarneragent) May 23, 2017
— Steve Raible (@RaibleKIRO7) May 23, 2017
— Justin Britt (@JustinBritt68) May 23, 2017
— Ricky Watters (@RickyWatters) May 23, 2017
I’m in shock! The great Cortez was just walking through the favility the other day it feels like! RIP to one of the greatest to ever do it🙏🏽
— Cassius Marsh (@KingCash_7191) May 23, 2017
— Brian Bosworth (@GotBoz44) May 23, 2017
— Kevin Mawae (@KevinMawae) May 23, 2017
Cortez Kennedy was an incredible athlete but he was an even better man.
He will be missed greatly. pic.twitter.com/eTAaTVSJsa
— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) May 23, 2017
RIP Tez. Great ambassador of the game. #Seahawks
— Steve Hutchinson (@poisonpill76) May 23, 2017
My heart goes out to Cortez Kennedy and his family #RIP
— jerryrice (@JerryRice) May 23, 2017
Really sad to lose a guy like Cortez Kennedy. A great personality, a great player & I enjoyed competing against him. Prayers to his family.
— John Elway (@johnelway) May 23, 2017
— Pro Football HOF (@ProFootballHOF) May 23, 2017