Seahawks great Cortez Kennedy was larger than life on & off field

Steam rises from the body and head of Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy as he rests on the sidelines in 2000. (David Zalubowski / AP)

Kennedy, a Hall of Fame defensive tackle who was just 48 when he was found dead Tuesday in Orlando, filled up a room. But that embodied far more than just the reality of him being more than 300 pounds. “If you knew him, you were his friend,” a former Seahawks executive said.