August 23, 1968 – May 23, 2017

University of Miami  |  1988 • 1989

1990 NFL Draft • Round 1 • 3rd Overall

It's all about collecting The U, a collection featuring 524 alumni of the University of Miami football program.
  • Miami Hurricanes Football
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Cortez Kennedy Football Cards

It's All About Collecting The U!

With over 525 player alumni and staff from the University of Miami Football program represented, I believe my Hurricanes card collection is the most expansive in existence. It includes players that have been inducted into Hall of Fames through practice squad members and those that merely committed and walked away before the season began. Also represented are head coaches, assistants, and other staff members of the program. Along with traditional football cards, I also count similar flat collectables like pocket schedules and ticket stubs.

The Card Album is my personal collection showcase. I originally designed my first website,, from scratch in Microsoft FrontPage and used tables to organize things. The site was updated regularly 2009 to 2021. I’m proud to say that I had regular viewers from around the world, and my content was frequently in the top results on Google’s web and image results. The time came to put some new tools and ideas to use, and so was born.

About Cortez Kennedy

Cortez Kennedy (August 23, 1968 – May 23, 2017) was an American professional football player who was a defensive tackle for his entire 11-season career with the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.[1] He redefined and expanded the possibilities of how a large-bodied interior lineman could be used.[2] In 1992 he won the Defensive Player of the Year award.

Kennedy was born in Osceola, Arkansas, but grew up in the nearby town of Wilson, Arkansas. He graduated from Rivercrest High School in Wilson, and attended Northwest Mississippi Community College before being awarded a football scholarship to the University of Miami, where he was named an All-American in 1989.

Kennedy was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.