Former Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts defensive player Tony “The Goose” Siragusa has died at the age of 55. The causes of death are still unknown.
The Goose was originally from Kenilworth, New Jersey and passed away in Ortley Beach, NJ. Tony attended David Brearley High School in Kenilworth where he was a standout football player and wrestler. In fact, Goose was Jersey state champion in wrestling with an incredible 97 and 1 record.
And in football, he actually was a talented punter in high school in addition to being a great defensive player. The Goose would then go on to have a great NFL career where he would win a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens.
Tony then had post-career success as he made a seamless transition to become a star sideline reporter during games on Sunday. You could count on Goose to inject humor in the right moments while also making excellent football points.
Tony also made some appearances in TV and film as an actor…most notably in Spike Lee’s 25th Hour…where he played a Russian gangster taking on Edward Norton. He was fantastic in the role. And he hosted the series Man Caves on the DIY Network.
Rest in peace to the Goose! One of the great characters in NFL history and a legendary New Jerseyan!
– East Side Dave