NFL legend and Pitt man Tony Siragusa passed away at the age of 55 on Wednesday (June 22). The news was confirmed by his former Baltimore Ravens teammate, Jamal Lewis, who mourned his dear friend’s death. The cause of his death has not been revealed yet. Tony, who started his NFL sideline career after retirement, was loved by NFL fans for his unique style of commentary.
A Legend Who Spent 12 Seasons In NFL…
Anthony Siragusa Sr., nicknamed “the Goose” was a 6-foot-3, 340-pound defensive tackle who spent twelve seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL. Famously known as Tony Siragusa, the legendary player who also hosted the home renovation program Man Caves after his NFL career, died at the age of 55.
The news of his death was confirmed by his former Baltimore Ravens teammate, Jamal Lewis, who mourned the death of his friend. The ex-running back stated yesterday that: “It’s a sad day to be a Raven I must say.” A cause of death for the former defensive lineman has not yet been revealed.
Siragusa initially broke into the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 1990 and became a full-time starter by the 1992 season. In 1997, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens and went on to be a key cog on the legendary 2000 team that won Super Bowl XXXV.
A Happy Analyst Career After NFL
Tony Siragusa played alongside star players like Rod Woodson, Adalius Thomas and Ray Lewis. The 55-year-old NFL legend and Pitt Man who was nicknamed “Goose” helped Ravens’ defense set the record for fewest points allowed in a regular season as they went on to win a title in 2000. He compiled 22 sacks, 562 tackles (416 solo), five recorded fumble recoveries for 12 yards and 28 pass deflections in 170 career games.However, he gained national fame for his role as an NFL sideline reporter and analyst for Fox. Siragusa was known to entertain fans with his unique style and knowledge of the game. He also hosted several TV shows after retiring from NFL, including “Man Caves.Siragusa’s death has come as a shock to the entire NFL family. Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted about Siragusa’s death, saying, “The Goose, Tony Siragusa has passed away at 55… I’m heartbroken as is all of Colts Nation.”Ravens owner Steve Bisciottialso commented on Siragusa’s passing, writing in a statement, “Our deepest prayers and sympathies go out to Kathy, their three children and the rest of the Siragusa family. This is a tremendously sad day for the Baltimore Ravens. We appreciate everyone who has expressed an outpouring of support for our players, coaches and staff.NFL and Texans reporter, Aaron Wilson tweeted, “Retired former Ravens defensive tackle Tony Siragusa died in his sleep at age 55. Former Ravens teammate Brad Jackson: ‘He was the leader, he was our captain. He meant everything to everyone. It’s a sad day. I just talked to him on Sunday. It’s terrible.”
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