The NFL community took to social media to remember Tony Siragusa following the former Ravens defensive tackle’s death. Coupled with the untimely death of current Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, Wednesday marked one of the saddest days for the Baltimore franchise.
Affectionately known as “The Goose,” Siragusa, 55, spent 12 NFL seasons with the Colts and Ravens, winning a Super Bowl ring with Baltimore in the 2000 season. stood out among the gridiron giants and that led to him becoming a secondary analyst at NFL games after his retirement.
“It’s tough. I love Goose like a brother,” former teammate Ray Lewis said in a statement. “From the first day we met I knew life was different. I knew this was someone who was going to change my life forever. He was a one of a kind person who made you feel important and special. You can never replace a man like that, on the pitch he was the ultimate competitor who brought out the best in all of us.
“We should never put off tomorrow for what we can do today. Hug your loved ones for Goose. We were all so blessed that God gave us this time together to celebrate our 2000 team a few weeks ago. At the Siragusa family: We lost a great man, but God gained a great angel May they be blessed, supported and comforted by the peace he brought to all who met him.
Below is a selection of love overflowing from former NFL teammates, coaches and current players as they remember Siragusa: