Tony Siragusa, defensive sort out for the Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens, holds the Vince Lombardi trophy.
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Tony Siragusa, nicknamed “the Goose,” the charismatic defensive sort out who helped lead a stout Baltimore protection to a Super Bowl title, has died. He was 55.
Siragusa’s broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, confirmed the demise Wednesday. The reason for demise was not instantly out there.
“This is a really sad day,” he mentioned. “Tony was way more than my client, he was family. My heart goes out to Tony’s loved ones.”
Siragusa performed seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and 5 with the Ravens. Baltimore’s 2000 group gained the Super Bowl behind a protection that included Siragusa, Ray Lewis and Sam Adams.
Siragusa was common 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 demise got here on what was already a tragic day for the Ravens. The demise of Jaylon Ferguson, a linebacker for Baltimore, at age 26 was introduced earlier within the day.