The Baltimore Ravens’ franchise had an incredibly brutal day on Wednesday.
First, 26-year-old Jaylon Ferguson died.
Hours later, it was learned former defensive lineman Tony Siragusa died at the age of 55.
Siragusa was a huge personality, colorful and beloved.
He had a 12-year NFL career and then went on to become a popular broadcaster with FOX Sports for many years.
The Goose squeezed 200 fun loving years into 55!! He was one of the most physically strongest players I have ever seen in 50 years💪🏼🏈 In Greece,they would ask 1 question at the end of one’s life; Did He Have Passion? In Tony’s case..Yes He Did!!💪🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) June 22, 2022
Siragusa played college football at Pittsburgh and then went to the Indianapolis Colts, where he spent seven seasons.
After leaving Indy, he became part of the vaunted Baltimore Ravens defense. He was a Super Bowl champion with Baltimore on the team that won XXXV.
I’m sick hearing the news of my former teammate Tony Siragusa passing away today. He was the voice of our Ravens teams. He was the guy that made me grow up real quick my first year in the NFL. He was an old school guy that made you earn his respect. GOOSE! Sad day #RavensFlock
— Brandon Stokley (@bstokley14) June 22, 2022
Devastated. Tony Siragusa was one of the most special, genuine ppl I’ve ever met. Always honest. Always maintaining perspective & offering levity to every situation. Thx for all the laughs & for being such a dear friend to the Steele family. Brutal day for @ravens @TonySiragusa
— Sage Steele (@sagesteele) June 22, 2022
Ray Lewis on the death of Tony Siragusa: “This is a tough one. I love Goose like a brother. From the first day we met, I knew that life was different. I knew he was someone who would change my life forever. He was a one-of-a-kind person who made you feel important and special.”
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) June 22, 2022
The Jimmy’s Family is devastated by Tony Siragusa’s death. We extend our deepest condolences to his family & loved ones.
Goose’s larger-than-life personality and unrivalled sense of humor made him a legend in Charm City! May his memory be eternal. pic.twitter.com/dDnDj5HHOY
— Jimmy’s Famous Seafood (@JimmysSeafood) June 22, 2022
The suddenness of losing teammates/friends/family is something I never have all the rights words for that express my feelings. Sincere condolences to the immediate family of Tony Siragusa and all of our #H2P brothers.
— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) June 22, 2022
“There was no one like Goose.”
More reaction to Tony Siragusa’s passing from Ozzie Newsome, Brian Billick and Marvin Lewis. ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/vY5sy9VHDq
— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) June 22, 2022