Tony Siragusa, a former NFL player, and television personality has died. According to Pro Football Network, Siragusa died in his sleep. The cause of death for the former defensive lineman has yet to be determined. Anthony Siragusa, nicknamed “Goose,” was an American National Football League defensive tackle who played for the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens for 12 seasons.
He was a member of the Ravens’ Super Bowl-winning team in the late 1990s, anchoring the tackle position for an all-time defense that included Ray Lewis, Rod Woodson, and Chris McAlister. In the Super Bowl, the Ravens defeated the Giants 34-7.
Tony Siragusa was 55 years old. He was born on May 14, 1967, in Kenilworth, New Jersey, U.S.
On April 22, 1995, Siragusa married Kathy. He was the father of three children: Samantha, Ava, and Anthony Jr. He lived in Ortley Beach, New Jersey, with his wife.
- Siragusa, who stood 6-foot-3 and 330 pounds during his playing career, arrived in Baltimore as an unrestricted free agency in 1997 and forged a 700-plus-pound defensive tackle duo with Sam Adams that proved practically impenetrable.
- Siragusa became an instant fan favorite in Baltimore, and he was frequently likened to late Baltimore Colt Art Donovan due to his sense of humor, ravenous eating habits, and incessant radio and television appearances.
- From 2003 until 2015, Siragusa worked as a sideline analyst for Fox Sports after retiring. In Super Bowl XXXV, he led the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-7 victory over the New York Giants. He earned two sacks and 28 tackles during that regular season. Siragusa finished his career with 404 tackles, 22 sacks, and five forced fumbles.
Jim Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts, confirmed Siragusa’s death. Jim Ornstein, Siragusa’s broadcast agency, told The Associated Press: “This is a really sad day,”
“Tony was way more than my client, he was family. My heart goes out to Tony’s loved ones.”
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Sunday Night Football on NBC wrote:
12-year NFL veteran and longtime NFL broadcaster Tony Siragusa has passed away. He was 55.
Mike Garafolo wrote:
Among the statements released by the #Ravens just now on the passing of Tony Siragusa, this from Ray Lewis
Nick Adams wrote:
One of a kind NFL legend Tony Siragusa has died at 55 years old. Rest in Peace.
Jonas Shaffer wrote:
Tony Siragusa, a defensive anchor on the Ravens’ Super Bowl XXXV team, was 55 and had so much more life to live.
Over the past few months, he celebrated the Ravens’ 🏆, watched his son graduate from Villanova, attended a @NYRangers playoff game and been inducted into a N.J. HOF.
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood wrote:
The Jimmy’s Family is devastated by Tony Siragusa’s death. We extend our deepest condolences to his family & loved ones.
Goose’s larger-than-life personality and unrivalled sense of humor made him a legend in Charm City! May his memory be eternal.
Albert Breer wrote:
RIP Tony Siragusa. Big player. Bigger personality. He’ll be missed.
Damon Amendolara wrote:
Well before social media and “building your brand,” Tony Siragusa used Super Bowl XXXV to become a media star. He leveraged his wild persona to become a broadcaster, actor and pitchman. He even landed on The Sopranos. He was so savvy and such a character. RIP Goose.