- Tony Siragusa was the anchor on an historic Super Bowl-winning defense with the Baltimore Ravens.
- Siragusa then went on to work for FOX as a sideline reporter and commentator.
- Siragusa tragically passed on Wednesday at the age of 55 years old.
The NFL lost a massive personality on Wednesday with the passing of former Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Tony Siragusa.
Siragusa played 11 seasons in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the Ravens in 2001, retiring following that season.
The man the called “Goose” then transitioned to a career in broadcasting. He worked for FOX as a sideline reporter and commentator until 2015. Siragusa continued his television career with a role as Frank Cortese in HBO’s “The Sopranos” and then hosted the show “Man Caves” on DIY Network.
Both the Ravens and Colts released statements on his passing.
This is a tremendously sad day for the Baltimore Ravens. pic.twitter.com/dbXDb5Ns76
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 22, 2022
Rest in peace, Goose. 💙
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) June 22, 2022
The teams were far from the only ones to chime in. The beloved NFL and broadcasting veteran had teammates and competitors alike who wanted to share their condolences.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 22, 2022
"There was no one like Goose."
More reaction to Tony Siragusa's passing from Ozzie Newsome, Brian Billick and Marvin Lewis. ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/vY5sy9VHDq
— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) June 22, 2022
The Goose,Tony Siracusa has passed away at 55.. I’m heart broken as is all of Colts Nation❤️🙏🏼🏈
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) June 22, 2022
Siragusa’s influence, in large part because of his larger than life personality, went beyond the playing field.
RIP Tony Siragusa. I was in 6th grade when the Ravens won their first Super Bowl and I can’t tell you how much he meant to me as a fat loudmouthed Mediterranean child growing up in Baltimore. Rest easy, Goose pic.twitter.com/Uj6x2rLAHF
— Stavros Halkias (Full Special Out Now!) (@stavvybaby) June 22, 2022
One thing was always clear when you saw Goose on your TV: he was having a blast because he loved just football. As it should be.
Such a good player for a long time and a memorable TV presence after that. RIP.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 22, 2022
RIP Goose. Never a dull moment in your presence. pic.twitter.com/ll7Zw4ytAs
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) June 22, 2022
Rest in Pease, Goose.
May the reunion with your father on the other side be joyful beyond words 💜 pic.twitter.com/kqCb0kfs3p
— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) June 22, 2022
Siragusa’s impact will clearly be felt long after he passes.