Tony Siragusa, ex-NFL DT, ‘The Goose’ dies at the age of 55

Tony Siragusa, ex-NFL DT, 'The Goose' dies at the age of 55

Tony Siragusa, a former NFL defensive tackle, has passed away at the age of 55.

Siragusa's passing was confirmed by Indianapolis Colts Jim Irsay, the owner of Colts Nation, said that he was “heartbroken as is all Colts Nation.”

Siragusa was a 12 year NFL veteran, the last five with The Colts. Baltimore Ravens — Retired from the NFL following the 2001 season.

Siragusa was 6'3″ and 330 lbs during his playing career. He came to Baltimore in 1997 as an unrestricted, free agent. With Sam Adams, they formed a 700-pound defensive tackle tandem, which proved nearly impossible to penetrate.

Siragusa became a Baltimore fan favorite quickly. He was often compared with late Baltimore Colt Art Donovan due to his humor, voracious eat habits, constant radio and television appearances.

Siragusa retired in 2015 and was an analyst sideline for Fox Sports between 2003 and 2015.

He was a Super Bowl champion with the Ravens who beat the Steelers. New York Giants 34-7 in Super Bowl XXXV. During the regular season, he had 2 sacks as well as 28 tackles.

Siragusa had 404 tackles for his career, 22 sacks, and five forced touchdowns.

This report was based on information from The Associated Press.

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