Tony Siragusa, a Defensive Lineman Known as Goose, Dies at 55. Siragusa won a
Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens
broadcaster after his playing career.
Siragusa’s former Ravens teammate, Jamal Lewis, confirmed the death to TMZ,
saying: “It’s a sad day to be a Raven I must say.”A cause of death was not disclosed.
A dual athlete in high school, Goose played college ball with the University of
Pittsburgh under head coach Mike Gottfried.
His career took a hit in 1988 when he tore his ACL and was forced to sit out the entire
Before his injury, Siragusa was scouted as a first-round draft pick but went undrafted
in the 1990 NFL Draft.
He signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an unrestricted free agent prior to the ’90
Goose spent seven seasons with the Colts before ultimately joining the Ravens in
1997, helping Baltimore win their first Super Bowl in 2000, where they beat the New
A juggernaut with Ray Lewis, Rod Woodson, and Adalius Thomas, Siragusa helped the
Ravens’ defense set the record for the fewest points allowed in a regular-season on
their way to winning the chip.
Siragusa’s death comes hours after current Ravens linebacker Ferguson’s sudden
The Ravens announced the tragic news on Wednesday via their Twitter page, calling
Ferguson a “respectful young man with an infectious personality.”
“We are profoundly saddened by the sudden passing of Jaylon Ferguson. He was a
kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality,” the team
“We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a
life lost much too soon.”
The statement did not disclose the cause of death.
Baltimore City police revealed that a victim, later identified as Ferguson, died in a
“questionable death” on Tuesday evening.