“The Goose, Tony Siragusa has passed away at 55…” Colts owner Jim Irsay posted to his Twitter account. “I’m heart broken as is all of Colts Nation.”
Siragusa played seven seasons with the Colts and five with the Ravens, where he won a Super Bowl in 2000. After beginning his career as an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh, he played 169 games and finished his career with 22 sacks and five forced fumbles.
“Tony truly was bigger than life, on and off the field,” Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said in a statement. “He played the game passionately and relentlessly. Despite not being drafted, he thrived in the NFL for 12 years.
“His post-football life took him so many places but he never forgot Pitt. We could always count on him to send the best recorded Pep Talks to our guys before our biggest games. The Goose leaves a great legacy and he will be sorely missed, our sympathies to his family, many loved ones and former teammates.”
After his playing career he worked as a sideline reporter for FOX’s gameday broadcasts and appeared in several movies and TV shows including The Sopranos.
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