Who was Tony Siragusa?
- Tony Siragusa was a former NFL player
- He died at the age of 55 on Wednesday
- He was also an NFL analyst for Fox Network
Tony Siragusa, known by the nickname 'Goose', was a former National Football League (NFL) defensive tackle who played 12 seasons for the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts. He died at the age of 55 on Wednesday, according to TMZ.
"It's a sad day to be a Raven I must say," Siragusa's teammate Jamal Lewis told the outlet.
Tony Siragusa was born on May 14, 1967. He attended New Jersey's David Brearley High School, where he participated in sports like football and wrestling. Siragusa became the wrestling champion of his state, with a career record of 97-1. On the other hand, in football, he had a punting average of 39 yards and played defensive line.
During his sophomore and junior year in college, Siragusa played football for the University of Pittsburgh as a defensive tackle.
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Siragusa was considered a first-round pick for the 1990 NFL draft. However, he underwent surgery after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament in April 1988. This left him undrafted in the 1990 NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting.
However, in 1990, Siragusa, who was an undrafted free agent, was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as a defensive tackle. He played for the team for six years.
In 1997, Siragusa joined the Baltimore Ravens. In 2000, he was fined $10,000 for an illegal hit on Oakland Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon, who injured his shoulder in the 2000 AFC game.
Off the football field, Siragusa was an NFL analyst and sideline reporter for Fox Network.
After getting fired from the network following the 2015 NFL season, Siragusa featured as Frankie Cortese in HBO’s ‘The Sopranos’.
The long-time NFL player is survived by his wife Kathy and his three children- Samantha, Ava, and Anthony Jr.