By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former NFL player Tony Siragusa has passed away. He was 55.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet.
“The Goose,” Tony Siragusa has passed away at 55,” Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said in a tweet. “I’m heartbroken as is all of Colts Nation.”
Siragusa began his career with the Colts, where he played seven seasons. He then played five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.
“The Goose” was a member of the Ravens 2000 Super Bowl winning team. He was a member of the team’s defensive line that also included Sam Adams — more than 700 pounds on the line between the two men.
Following his playing career, Siragusa went into broadcasting. He worked for Fox Sports from 2003 until the 2015 season.
He last played during the 2001 season with the Ravens. His career spanned from 1990 through 2001.
“Renee and I are stunned and heartbroken to learn about the sudden passing of Tony Siragusa,” Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said in a statement. “He was a special person and clearly one of the most popular players in Ravens history. Tony’s larger-than-life personality made an enormous impact on our organization and throughout the Baltimore community.”
This is the second death in the Ravens community today. Jaylon Ferguson’s death was announced today.
Ferguson was just 26.
“This is one of the saddest days in Ravens history,” Baltimore sportscaster Gerry Sandusky said in a tweet. “The deaths of Jaylen Ferguson and Tony Siragusa on the same day leaves every Ravens fan stunned. A player so young with potential, and a legend who brought so joy and impact to the field. Gone. Tough to wrap your head around.”