NFL star Tony Siragusa has passed away.
He was 55.
The cause of death has not been revealed.
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Well before social media and “building your brand,” Tony Siragusa used Super Bowl XXXV to become a media star. He leveraged his wild persona to become a broadcaster, actor and pitchman. He even landed on The Sopranos. He was so savvy and such a character. RIP Goose. pic.twitter.com/YqUKRDMMY9
— Damon Amendolara (@DAonCBS) June 22, 2022
His former Baltimore Ravens teammate confirmed the news to TMZ Sports.
TMZ Sports reported:
NFL legend Tony Siragusa has died at 55 years old, his former Baltimore Ravens teammate, Jamal Lewis, confirmed to TMZ Sports.
“It’s a sad day to be a Raven I must say,” the ex-running back said on Wednesday.
A cause of death for the former defensive lineman has not yet been revealed.
Siragusa — a 6-foot-3, 340-pound defensive tackle — initially broke into the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 1990 and became a full-time starter by the 1992 season.
In 1997, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens … and went on to be a key cog on the legendary 2000 team that won Super Bowl XXXV.
In his 12 years in the league, he compiled 22 sacks and 564 combined tackles.
Following his playing career, Siragusa gained national fame for his role as an NFL sideline reporter and analyst for Fox. He made audiences laugh with his unique style and knowledge of the game.
It has been a rough day for the NFL and its fans.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson passed away at the age of 26.
Ferguson was found unresponsive at a home in Baltimore late Tuesday evening.
There was no signs of foul play or trauma and his cause of death has not yet been determined.