Overpass to be named in memory of football hall of famer, Arkansas native

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) – Nearly five years after his death, there will be a new area to remember an Arkansas native who went all the way in his football career.

State Senator Dave Wallace announced the overpass at Exit 41 on I-55 will be dedicated in memory of Rivercrest alum and NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy.

A person considered friendly and a great athlete, Kennedy passed away in 2017 at the age of 48. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012

The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., May 6 at the Rivercrest Auditorium.

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