Tony Siragusa, a beloved former NFL star and Fox Sports sideline reporter for many years, has passed away. This shocking report shocked Baltimore Ravens fans who were already in shock at the news earlier that day about the passing of an active player.
Siragusa (a former defensive tackle who weighed 340 lbs during his playing days) helped the Ravens win the Super Bowl in 2001. Jamal Lewis, a longtime friend and teammate of Siragusa’s, first reported that the cause of his death had not been released.
“It’s a sad day to be a Raven I must say,”Lewis said Wednesday that he was an ex-runningback.
Tony Siragusa, an NFL legend, has passed away at the age of 55, according to Jamal Lewis (former Baltimore Ravens player), as reported by TMZ Sports. https://t.co/JRGbzZRfKs
— TMZ (@TMZ) June 22, 2022
Siragusa was 55 years old and affectionately called “Siragusa”. “Goose,”He also hosted an episode of the DIY TV network’s television show called “Man Caves.”On the same day, the Ravens unannounced the death of Jaylon Ferguson, linebacker for the Ravens.
Siragusa was a college player at University of Pittsburgh. In 1990, he joined the Indianapolis Colts as an Undrafted Free Agent. Two years later, he became a regular. In 1997, Siragusa signed for Baltimore just as the team moved from Cleveland.
This tackle played a key role in the formidable defense of Ravens that included Rod Woodson and Ray Lewis, future Hall of Famers.
Siragusa left Fox after 2001 and was replaced by a humorous and informative sideline reporter.
Ravens fans shared their love for Siragusa on Twitter.
“RIP Tony Siragusa,”Submitted Stavros Halkias. “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”
“This is one of the saddest days in Ravens history,”Gerry Sandusky was the Ravens’ broadcaster. “The deaths of Jaylen Ferguson and Tony Siragusa on the same day leaves every Ravens fan stunned. A player so young with potential, and a legend who brought so joy and impact to the field. Gone. Tough to wrap your head around.”
The team had earlier announced Ferguson’s death. He was expected to play an important role in the team’s upcoming season.
“We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the team’s Twitter account announced. “He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality.
“We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon,”This statement has been added.
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