Former NFL defensive tackle 'the Goose' Tony Siragusa dies at age 55

Tony Siragusa, the NFL defensive tackle who became one of the game's most noteworthy players and characters, passed on Wednesday at 55 years of age.

The justification for Siragusa's passing was not rapidly available. Affectionately known as "Goose," Siragusa filled in as a pivotal machine gear-piece in the Baltimore Ravens' prominent 2000 gatekeeper, which drove the foundation's most paramount Super Bowl title that comparable season

He started his 12-year business by drinking away his $1,000 checking compensation as an undrafted free subject matter expert and left the game as one of novel characters was known for his impolite amusing bone and imperative stunts 

"There was no one like Goose - - a warrior in the field and a gathering unifier with a giving, liberal heart who helped accomplices and the neighborhood than a large number individuals with knowing," past Ravens guide Brian Billick said. 

"We would never have won the Super Bowl without him. This is such surprising, hopeless news, and our hearts go out to Kathy and the Siragusa family."

Preceding joining the Ravens as a free expert in 1997, Siragusa spent the underlying multiple times of his livelihood with the Indianapolis Colts.  

Foals owner Jim Irsay tweeted that he was "heart broken very much like all of Colts Nation." Irsay included a resulting tweet that, "The Goose fit 200 lighthearted years into 55!!" Known as an ordinary run-stuffer, 

Siragusa participated in his most noteworthy second on a quarterback hit. In the 2000 AFC Championship Game, Siragusa took out Oakland Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon, driving the All-Pro into the turf and confining his left shoulder.