Tony ‘the Goose’ Siragusa, a former NFL champion, died at the age of 55, but what was his net worth after a nearly 30-year career and his cause of death
The former player died on Wednesday (June 22), according to his broadcast agent Jim Ornstein, who confirmed the death today, June 23. His cause of death was not immediately available. According to the Associated Press, Ornstein stated, “This is a very sad day.” Tony was more than just a client; he was family. “My heart goes out to Tony’s family.”
Tony Siragusa Dead, Cause Of Death, Obituary, Age, Biography, NFL Career Stats And Net Worth 2022
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Tony Siragusa Was Who?
Siragusa was born in New Jersey in 1967 and began his college football career with the University of Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh Panthers. According to the 2004 book Tales from the Pittsburgh Panthers, he was a starting defensive tackle in his sophomore and junior seasons (1986 and 1987) under head coach Mike Gottfried.
According to the player’s 2012 biography, Siragusa suffered an injury to his left anterior cruciate ligament that required surgery and forced him to miss the 1989 season; as a result, he was undrafted in 1990.
Despite being undrafted, he was signed as a defensive tackle by the Indianapolis Colts. Siragusa signed with the Baltimore Ravens, the team for which he is best known, in 1997.
He went on to help the Ravens to a record-breaking season, allowing the fewest points of any team in regular-season play. The Ravens went on to win Superbowl XXXV in 2000. “There was no one like Goose — a warrior on the field and a team unifier with a giving, generous heart who helped teammates and the community more than most people know,” said Brian Billick, the coach of that 2000 team.
“Without him, we would not have won the Super Bowl.” This is shocking and heart-breaking news.”
The Super Bowl champion retired from football in 2001 and went on to pursue a career in television. He has appeared in films such as 25th Hour and The Sopranos as a supporting actor. Siragusa also hosted the DIY Network show Man Caves.
He eventually became one of three NFL side-line commentators for Fox through 2015.
The Net Worth Of Tony Siragusa
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Siragusa amassed a staggering net worth of $6 million during his 30-plus-year career.
When he signed with the Baltimore Ravens in 1997, he signed a four-year, $6 million contract. The contract amounted to an annual salary of $1.5 million. After adjusting for inflation, a $6 million contract in 1997 is equivalent to a $11 million contract today. Siragusa earned a $500 thousand annual salary as a TV commentator for Fox Sports at his peak.