FOX television commentator Tony Siragusa was a sideline reporter at the New Orleans Saints battle the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nov. 5, 2006 in Tampa. The Saints defeated the Bucs 31 - 14. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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

  • Tony Siragusa & wife Kathy Siragusa

    Selena Gomez & The Scene In Concert

    HOLMDEL, NJ – AUGUST 20: Former professional NFL player Tony Siragusa wife Kathy Siragusa attend the Selena Gomez performance at the PNC Bank Arts Center on August 20, 2011 in Holmdel, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

  • The Goose on the Ravens

    Tony Siragusa/James Brown

    26 Nov 2000: Tony Siragusa #98 of the Baltimore Ravens goes head to head against James Brown #74 of the Cleveland Browns during the game at the PSINET Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Browns 37-7.Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport

  • Goose on the sidelines for Giants Vs. Cowboys

    Giants v Cowboys

    IRVING, TEXAS – DECEMBER 21: Sports announcer Tony Siragusa watches the game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium on December 21, 2003 in Irving, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Giants 19-3. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • Goose with Guy Fieri

    The Maxim Party Powered by Motorola Xoom - Red Carpet

    DALLAS, TX – FEBRUARY 05: Chef Guy Fieri, Joe Mangione of Maxim and former NFL player Tony Siragusa attend the Maxim Party Powered by Motorola Xoom at Centennial Hall at Fair Park on February 5, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Maxim)

  • Tony Siragusa and Odell Beckham

    Washington Redskins v New York Giants

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 14: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants talks with Tony Siragusa after their game against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium on December 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins 24 to 13. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

  • The Goose and Warren Moon

    DirecTV Beach Bowl - Game

    NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 01: Sports broadcaster Tony Siragusa and NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon participate in the DirecTV Beach Bowl at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for DirecTV)

  • Goose is Loose

    Maxim Tailgate: Salute To Heroes With Coca Cola Zero, Crown Royal And Blackhawk

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 05: Dominique Storelli (L) and Tony Siragusa attend Maxim Tailgate: Salute To Heroes With Coca Cola Zero, Crown Royal and Blackhawk on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Maxim)

  • Ultimate Man Cave build in Times Square

    Jason Cameron & Tony Siragusa Build The Ultimate Man Cave In Times Square

    NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 12: NFL Super Bowl Champion Tony “Goose” Siragusa (R) and Jason Cameron pose for a photograph during a break whilst filming a build of an Ultimate Man Cave in Times Square on April 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

  • Goose and Marlon Wayans

    DIRECTV's Fifth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl - Game

    DALLAS – FEBRUARY 05: Former NFL player Tony Siragusa (L) and actor Marlon Wayans attend DIRECTV’s Fifth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl at Victory Park on February 5, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

  • Goose and Michael Strahan

    DIRECTV'S Seventh Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl - Game

    NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 02: Blue Team Coach Michael Strahan (C) celebrates his team’s win at DIRECTV’S Seventh Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl at DTV SuperFan Stadium at Mardi Gras World on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For DirecTV)

  • Tony on the sidelines

    New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers - November 5, 2006

    FOX television commentator Tony Siragusa was a sideline reporter at the New Orleans Saints battle the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nov. 5, 2006 in Tampa. The Saints defeated the Bucs 31 – 14. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

  • The Goose

    Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens

    Tony Siragusa #98, Nose Tackle for the Baltimore Ravens during the American Football Conference Central game against the Cincinnati Bengals on 7 September 1997 at the Memorial Stadium (Baltimore), Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The Ravens won the game 23 – 10. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Allsport/Getty Images)

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