Tremendous Bowl champion Tony Siragusa, who went on to be a well-liked NFL broadcaster, is useless at 55.
The Kenilworth, N.J., native died instantly Wednesday, based on an announcement from Baltimore Ravens proprietor Steve Bisciotti posted to the staff’s Twitter feed.
“Goose,” as he was recognized across the league, spent practically the second half of his 12 yr NFL profession in Baltimore after enjoying seven season with the Indianapolis Colts. He additionally served 12 years as a sideline analyst for Fox Community.
“He was a particular individual and clearly one of the fashionable gamers in Ravens historical past,” Bisciotti wrote.
The 6-foot-3 defensive tackled weighed in at 340 kilos, which helped solidify a Ravens protection that topped the Giants 34-7 in Tremendous Bowl XXXV after the 2000 season.
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“There was nobody like Goose,” Brian Billick, who coached that staff, stated in assertion. “We might not have gained the Tremendous Bowl with out him.”
Former Professional Bowl defensive again Rod Woodson performed behind Siragusa on that 2001 Tremendous Bowl staff. He remembered Goose as being “all the time the lifetime of the social gathering.”
The reason for Siragusa’s Wednesday morning loss of life has not been reported. Quite a few retailers reported that he died is his sleep.
Siragusa performed collegiately on the College of Pittsburgh, however a knee harm brought about him to go undrafted popping out of faculty. He signed as a free agent with the Indianapolis Colts, recording profession highs in tackles (88) and sacks (5) in 1994.
He then moved on to Baltimore, the place he spent his last 5 seasons.
Siragusa was successful as a sideline analyst for Fox from 2003-15. He additionally dabbled in appearing, showing as a Russian mobster within the 2002 Movie “twenty fifth Hour” and enjoying Frankie Cortese in 4 episode of “The Sopranos.”
From 2007-16, he hosted the do-it-yourself present “Man Caves” on DIY Community.