INDIANAPOLIS — Former Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Tony Siragusa has died at age 55, Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson reported Wednesday.
Wilson said Siragusa died in his sleep.
“The Goose,Tony Siracusa has passed away at 55.. I’m heart broken as is all of Colts Nation,” said Colts owner Jim Irsay on Twitter.
In a separate tweet, Irsay said:
“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!!”
After going undrafted following an ACL tear in college, Siragusa played 13 seasons in the NFL, including seven in Indianapolis from 1990-1996. In 2000, he helped the Baltimore Ravens win their first Super Bowl in franchise history. Siragusa retired after the 2001 season.
Once his playing days were over, Siragusa worked as a sideline reporter and analyst during NFL games on FOX until 2015. He also appeared in the hit HBO series “The Sopranos.”