'Sad day to be a Raven': NFL side loses Tony Siragusa, Jaylon Ferguson on same day
Tony Siragusa and Jaylon Ferguson, Baltimore Ravens stars, died on Wednesday
Ferguson, nicknamed “Sack Daddy,” played three NFL seasons, all with Baltimore
Siragusa had a 12-year NFL career
Ferguson, also called 'Sack Daddy', represented the Baltimore Ravens for three NFL seasons. He set the career sacks record in the college Football Bowl Subdivision (45) when he played at Louisiana Tech. Police said the cause of death is still to be determined.
“On June 21, 2022, at approximately 11:25 p.m., Northern District patrol officers responded to a home in the 400 block of Ilchester Avenue for a report of a questionable death,” Baltimore police said. “Once there, officers located 26-year-old Jaylon Ferguson, unresponsive, being treated by medics. Ferguson never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on the scene by medics. No signs of trauma was found or foul play suspected at this time."
Siragusa, on the other hand, spent 12 years in the NFL, first with the Indianapolis Colts and then Ravens. He won the Super Bowl XXXV with Baltimore in 2001.
"It's a sad day to be a Raven I must say," former running back Jamal Lewis told TMZ Sports.
Siragusa, after finishing his playing career, joined Fox NFL Sunday as a sideline analyst. The cause of his death is not known.
Siragusa's broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, said: “This is a really sad day. Tony was way more than my client, he was family. My heart goes out to Tony’s loved ones.”
Siragusa, known as “the Goose,” played seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and five with the Ravens. Baltimore's 2000 team won the Super Bowl behind a defense that included Siragusa, Ray Lewis and Sam Adams.
He came to Baltimore as a free agent in 1997 and teamed up with Adams to form an imposing defensive tackle tandem. In the Ravens’ 2000 championship season, the 6-foot-3, 340-pound Siragusa was sixth among Baltimore defenders with 75 tackles.
He finished his career with 22 sacks.