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Seattle Seahawks' defensive tackle and NFL Football Hall-of-Fame member Cortez Kennedy stands on the field prior an NFL football game between the Seahawks and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Seattle. Cortez' jersey was retired by the Seahawks during halftime. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Football Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy has died at 48


Former Seattle Seahawks star and Pro Football Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy has died at 48, ABC News reported, citing the Orlando Police Department. Orlando police confirmed to ESPN that they are investigating Kennedy's death, but noted that "there is nothing suspicious to report" at this time.

Police also noted that the former defensive tackle died alone.

Kennedy boasted an impressive resume. As the 1992 Defensive Player of the Year, he made eight Pro Bowls, had 58 sacks, and spent his entire football career with Seattle, starting 153 of 167 games.

Over the course of his NFL  career, Kennedy was credited with 448 tackles, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and three interceptions.

The hall of famer retired in 2000. He was named to the Seahawks Ring of Honor and had his No. 96 retired by the team.

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