Cortez Kennedy (Former NFL Player) Age, Death Cause, Biography, Family, Wife, Facts & More

Cortez Kennedy profile

Real NameCortez Kennedy
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionFormer American Football Player
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 3”
Weightin Kilograms- 133 kg
in Pounds- 293 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourN/A (Bald)
Professional DebutWhen Seattle Seahawks signed him in the 1990 NFL Draft
Jersey Numbers#96, #99
Position Defensive Tackle
Coach/MentorJimmy Johnson
Records/Achievements (main ones)• In 1992, awarded the NFL Defensive Player of Year by The Associated Press, an American multinational non-profit news agency.
• Recorded 58 career sacks and 11 forced fumbles.
• Inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2004
• Inducted into the Seahawks' Ring of Honor as its 10th member in 2006
• Kennedy was an eight-time Pro Bowler during his 11 seasons in the NFL.
Personal Life
Date of BirthAugust 23, 1968
Place of BirthOsceola, Arkansas
Date of DeathMay 23, 2017
Place of DeathOrlando, Florida
Death CauseThe cause of death is currently under investigation; reportedly a non-suspicious death.
Age (as on May 23, 2017)48 Years
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownWilson, Arkansas
SchoolRivercrest High School, Wilson, Arkansas
CollegeNorthwest Mississippi Community College
University of Miami
Educational QualificationsNot Known
FamilyFather- Joe Harris (step-father)
Mother- Ruby Harris
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
ReligionRoman Catholic
HobbiesListening to music
ControversiesHis ex-wife, Nicole, accused Kennedy of a physical assault in 1996. In her complaint to the police, she alleged that an angry Kennedy shoved her into the bed post. The late defensive tackle pleaded guilty to the charges and was awarded an eighteen-month counseling program. However, the charges were later dropped.
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeNicole Sanders (div. 1996)
ChildrenDaughter- Courtney (Born 1995)
Cortez Kennedy with his daughter Courtney
Son- None

Cortez Kennedy NFL player

Some Lesser Known Facts About Cortez Kennedy

  • Did Cortez Kennedy smoke: Not Known
  • Did Cortez Kennedy drink alcohol: Yes
  • While at the University of Miami, Kennedy was named an All-American in 1986.
  • Kennedy was the third overall selection in the 1990 NFL draft; however, he was unsigned until two days before the start of the season.
  • Although he sported a #96 jersey, he changed his shirt number to #99 during one of the seasons as a tribute to his close friend and former late NFL player Jerome Brown.
  • Kennedy bid adieu to the sport after the 2000 season, with 167 games, 58 sacks, 668 tackles and 3 interceptions to his name. However, he formally announced his retirement in August 2002.
  • Post retirement, he worked as an advisor for the New Orleans Saints.
  • In 2007, named him the best athlete ever to wear the #96 jersey.
  • In an interview, Kennedy said that when he became a millionaire with his first contract, he bought 6 cars together- one for his mother, one for his girlfriend and 4 for himself. Interestingly, he sold two of them when he saw the bill for the auto insurance.