Dies at 55
Tony Siragusa dies at 55 years of age. The former Baltimore Raven and Indianapolis Colt left a hell of a legacy behind.
The big man got his start with the Indianapolis Colts in 1990 as a UDFA nose tackle appearing in 13 games and starting six of them as a rookie. He domianted early and often
Tony made his name with the Colts but found his home with the Ravens in'97. He and Colts head coach Marchibroda did not gel. It was not a problem in Baltimore.
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Tony Siragusa played Nose Tackle. The position isn't about stats. It's about the dirty work, being on the bottom of the pile. Siragusa excelled and was loved by teammates for it.
2001 and the city of Baltimore and Tony both got their first Super Bowl trophy. Siragusa retired after that season.
Tony Siragusa brought his style, charm, and wit to the NFL sidelines for years as his blunt assessments and honesty were winners on TV.
Tony Siragusa. 55 full, exceptonal years.
562 tackles, 22 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 9 recoveries, 170 games.
You will be missed. You will be missed.