PITTSBURGH — Former Pitt defensive lineman Tony Siragusa, who played 12 seasons in the NFL, has died at 55.
Siragusa, a defensive tackle from Kenilworth, New Jersey, played seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and five more with the Baltimore Ravens.
Siragusa, known by many as ‘Goose’ won a Super Bowl championship in Baltimore and retired after the 2001 season.
After his retirement from the NFL, Siragusa worked as a sideline analyst for FOX Sports from 2003 through 2015. Siragusa finished his career with 404 tackles and 22 sacks.
The sports world took to social media to post condolences after hearing the news.
Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi said Siragusa was “always bigger than life on and off the field.”
The Goose. Always bigger than life on and off the field. Forever a Pitt Man and never forgotten. pic.twitter.com/1J1P2YBcbd— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) June 22, 2022
Former Pitt tight end Dorin Dickerson tweeted a quote from Siragusa about why he chose to play at Pitt, with the hashtag #H2P.
#RIP #H2P pic.twitter.com/l1UgMwlABU— Dorin Dickerson (@scorindorin) June 22, 2022
Pitt football tweeted a video from Siragusa’s college career, saying “‘The Goose,’ Forever.”
RIP Tony Siragusa, 1967-2022.— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) June 22, 2022
Proud Pitt Man.
Super Bowl Champion.
"The Goose," Forever. pic.twitter.com/lgXAVqB9Oe
The NFL tweeted their condolences to his family.
The NFL family mourns the loss of the great Tony "Goose" Siragusa. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/pe53Nz24be— NFL (@NFL) June 22, 2022
The Indianapolis Colts, who signed Siragusa as an undrafted free agent, shared this message.
Rest in peace, Goose. 💙— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) June 22, 2022
The owner of the Baltimore Ravens released this statement, calling Wednesday a “tremendously sad day” for the Ravens. Ravens linebacker Jaylon Robinson also passed away Wednesday at age 26.
This is a tremendously sad day for the Baltimore Ravens. pic.twitter.com/dbXDb5Ns76— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 22, 2022
Pitt graduate and ESPN commentator Louis Riddick shared the following message.
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
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