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Rivercrest alum Cortez Kennedy is a finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012

JONESBORO (KAIT) - Rivercrest High graduate Cortez Kennedy is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012. He was a finalist in 2010 & 2011.

Kennedy played his entire career for the Seattle Seahawks, racking up 668 tackles, 58 sacks and 3 interceptions from 1990-2000. He 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.

Pine Bluff native Willie Roaf is a finalist for the second straight year.

The other Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists are below

Jerome Bettis - Running Back – 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Jack Butler* – Cornerback – 1951-59 Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Dermontti Dawson – Center – 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers

Edward DeBartolo, Jr. – Owner – 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers

Chris Doleman – Defensive End/Linebacker – 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers

Kevin Greene – Linebacker/Defensive End – 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers

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

Cortez Kennedy – Defensive Tackle – 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks

Curtis Martin – Running Back – 1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets

Bill Parcells – Coach – 1983-1990 New York Giants, 1993-96 New England Patriots, 1997-99 New York Jets, 2003-06 Dallas Cowboys

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

Willie Roaf – Tackle – 1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs

Will Shields – Guard – 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs

Dick Stanfel* – Guard – 1952-55 Detroit Lions, 1956-58 Washington Redskins

Aeneas Williams – Cornerback/Safety – 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

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