He played on the D-line for the Ravens and the Colts, and seemed to be remembered fondly by all for his work on TV, as a FOX football NFL analyst…He would be out there on the sideline doing something sort of wild and crazy, but it was good crazy…He was big and jovial and it really seemed like the joe public football fans loved him…He would be teamed up at times with another FOX football analyst, and former Dallas Cowboys fullback, Daryl “Moose” Johnston, and you had a team working together, of Goose and Moose…
I just saw a college football movie this week called “Everybody’s All-American”, and it was loosely based on a running back from Louisiana University, named the Grey Goose…He was Gavin Grey, the “Grey Goose”, played in the movie by Randy Quaid, and the Grey Goose, had a big lineman that did his blocking there for him at Louisiana University, and it was Big John Goodman…
Tony Siragusa kind of reminded me of Big John Goodman, or maybe Big John Goodman, from that movie, reminded of Tony Siragusa, and I am not really sure, but I do know this, it is sad to say that Tony Siragusa has left us…To me he was like a big friend to all, and he will be missed….
Former Colts, Ravens DT Tony Siragusa dies at age 55
from Zac Wassink, with www.yardbarker.com
The NFL community lost a giant of a man and a personality on Wednesday.
According to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley and Nick Shook of the NFL’s website, former Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Tony Siragusa died Wednesday at the age of 55. The cause of his death was not immediately announced.
Siragusa originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent but found a home in Indianapolis ahead of the 1990 season. He then joined the Ravens as an unrestricted free agent in 1997, where he earned the only Super Bowl ring (Super Bowl XXXV in January 2001) of his 12-year career. Per Pro-Football-Reference, he retired following the 2001 season with 564 career total tackles, 22 sacks and five forced fumbles.
Many, however, will largely remember Siragusa as a fun-loving analyst and sideline reporter for Fox from 2003 through the 2015 season.
“There was no one like Goose, a warrior on the field and a team unifier with a giving, generous heart who helped teammates and the community more than most people know,” former Ravens coach Brian Billick said for a statement shared by the league’s website. “We would not have won the Super Bowl without him. This is such stunning, sad news, and our hearts go out to Kathy and the Siragusa family.”