Former All-Pro defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy is among the 26 semifinalist for the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, it was announced this morning.
Kennedy has been a finalist the past two years, so his inclusion on the list of semifinalists is a formality. The field will be trimmed to 15 in early January and the class will be selected Saturday, Feb. 5.
Kennedy was the NFL defensive player of the year in 1992 and also was voted to eight Pro Bowls. He was inducted into the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor in 2006.