On Wednesday, the same day the Baltimore Ravens announced the passing of linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, Super Bowl champion turned sideline analyst Tony Siragusa passed away at the age of 55.
Following the passing of former NFL standout Tony Siragusa, the American football community is in sorrow.
NFL Legend Tony ‘Goose’ Siragusa Dies At Age 55
After going undrafted in that year’s Draft, “The Goose” signed with the Indianapolis Colts and played for them for seven seasons before switching to the Baltimore Ravens. Before quitting in 2001, he went on to assist the Maryland team in capturing their first Super Bowl.
Siragusa, a former defensive tackle, went on to have a prosperous career as a sideline analyst for FOX, in addition to presenting a number of television programs and dabbling in acting.
He turned 55 in May, and according to Aaron Wilson of the Pro Football Network, he passed away in his sleep. Ravens legend Ray Lewis said that From the first day they met, he knew that life was different.
He knew that Siragusa was someone who would change his life forever.
He was a one-of-a-kind individual who gave you a sense of significance and exclusivity. A man like that is impossible to replace. He was the ultimate competitor on the field, inspiring the best in each of us.
Brad Jackson, a different ex-Ravens teammate, claimed that Siragusa “was the leader.” Our captain, he was. To everyone, he meant the world. Sad day today. They recently spoke on Sunday and this sudden loss was awful.
After Baltimore was mentioned in the first season of HBO’s Hard Knocks, many NFL fans began to respect Siragusa.
The native of New Jersey developed a reputation as a practical joker when he reportedly locked up several of his teammates in a trailer before Shannon Sharpe retaliated by driving his car to a nearby grocery store.
After earlier on Wednesday informing the public of linebacker Jaylon Ferguson’s passing, the Ravens declared it a “tremendously sad day.” The 26-year-old participated in every preseason game for Baltimore up until his death, which has not yet been determined.
Described by the squad as “a polite, respectable young man with a wide smile and an infectious personality,” Ferguson was remembered as such.
Thus, let’s offer Jaylon’s family and friends our sincere sympathies as we lament his demise.
The American professional football player Anthony Siragusa Sr., also known as “the Goose,” played defensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts in the National Football League for 12 seasons.
From 2003 until 2015, post his football career, he worked as a sideline analyst for NFL games broadcast on the Fox Network. He was the host of the Man Caves home renovation program on the DIY Network.
Siragusa covered NFL games for Fox as a sideline reporter and analyst up until his firing during the 2015 season. Siragusa often played with Daryl Johnston before Kenny Albert, Curt Menefee, and Dick Stockton. I
n 2015, he also worked alongside Charles Davis and Thom Brennaman. He portrayed Frankie Cortese, a member of the Soprano family, in the immensely successful HBO series The Sopranos.
He established Tiff’s restaurant company with Michael Romanelli. He was the Man Caves host on the DIY network. He also served as the host of a documentary series, called ‘Mega machines’ on the Discovery Channel.
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