Tony Siragusa, the charismatic defensive sort out who helped lead a stout Baltimore protection to a Tremendous Bowl title, has died. He was 55.
Siragusa’s broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, confirmed the loss of life Wednesday. The reason for loss of life was not instantly obtainable.
“This can be a actually unhappy day,” he stated. “Tony was far more than my shopper, he was household. My coronary heart goes out to Tony’s family members.”
Siragusa, generally known as “the Goose,” performed seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and 5 with the Ravens. Baltimore’s 2000 staff received the Tremendous Bowl behind a protection that included Siragusa, Ray Lewis and Sam Adams.
Siragusa was widespread with followers due to his fun-loving persona, which additionally helped him transition shortly to broadcasting after his taking part in profession.
Siragusa got here to Baltimore as a free agent in 1997 and teamed up with Adams to kind an imposing defensive sort out tandem. Within the Ravens’ 2000 championship season, the 6-foot-3, 340-pound Siragusa was sixth amongst Baltimore defenders with 75 tackles.
He completed his profession with 22 sacks.
The information of Siragusa’s loss of life got here on what was already a tragic day for the Ravens. The loss of life of Jaylon Ferguson, a linebacker for Baltimore, at age 26 was introduced earlier within the day.