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Rivercrest's Cortez Kennedy Finalist For Pro Football Hall of Fame

Canton, OH (KAIT) - The 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame features some of the biggest names in football from the 1990s. One of them is Rivercrest High graduate Cortez Kennedy.

He played his entire career for the Seattle Seahawks, racking up 668 tackles, 58 sacks and 3 interceptions from 1990-2000. Kennedy was a 5 time All-Pro and made the Pro Bowl 8 times. He was inducted in the Seahawks Ring of Honor in 2006.

Kennedy helped lead Rivercrest to the state championship in 1985. After high school, he played two seasons at Northwest Mississippi Junior College before going to the University of Miami in 1988. He was an All-American for the Canes, winning the national championship in 1989.

The Selection Committee will meet in Miami on Saturday, February 6th to elect the Hall of Fame Class of 2010. All 17 finalists are below:

Cortez Kennedy – Defensive Tackle – 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks

Tim Brown – Wide Receiver/Kick Returner – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cris Carter – Wide Receiver – 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins

Don Coryell – Coach – 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers

Roger Craig – Running Back – 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings

Dermonti Dawson – Center – 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers

Richard Dent – Defensive End – 1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles

Russ Grimm – Guard – 1981-1991 Washington Redskins

Charles Haley – Defensive End/Linebacker – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys

Rickey Jackson – Linebacker – 1981-1993 New Orleans Saints, 1994-95 San Francisco 49ers

Dick LeBeau – Cornerback – 1959-1972 Detroit Lions

Floyd Little – Running Back – 1967-1975 Denver Broncos

John Randle – Defensive Tackle – 1990-2000 Minnesota Vikings, 2001-03 Seattle Seahawks

Andre Reed – Wide Receiver – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins

Jerry Rice – Wide Receiver – 1985-2000 San Francisco 49ers, 2001-04 Oakland Raiders, 2004 Seattle Seahawks

Shannon Sharpe – Tight End – 1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens

Emmitt Smith – Running Back – 1990-2002 Dallas Cowboys, 2003-04 Arizona Cardinals

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