Sports world reacts: Tony Siragusa dies at 55

PITTSBURGH — Former Pitt defensive lineman Tony Siragusa, who played 12 seasons in the NFL, has died at 55.

Siragusa, a defensive tackle from Kenilworth, New Jersey, played seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and five more with the Baltimore Ravens.

Siragusa, known by many as ‘Goose’ won a Super Bowl championship in Baltimore and retired after the 2001 season.

After his retirement from the NFL, Siragusa worked as a sideline analyst for FOX Sports from 2003 through 2015. Siragusa finished his career with 404 tackles and 22 sacks.

The sports world took to social media to post condolences after hearing the news.

Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi said Siragusa was “always bigger than life on and off the field.”

Former Pitt tight end Dorin Dickerson tweeted a quote from Siragusa about why he chose to play at Pitt, with the hashtag #H2P.

Pitt football tweeted a video from Siragusa’s college career, saying “‘The Goose,’ Forever.”

The NFL tweeted their condolences to his family.

The Indianapolis Colts, who signed Siragusa as an undrafted free agent, shared this message.

The owner of the Baltimore Ravens released this statement, calling Wednesday a “tremendously sad day” for the Ravens. Ravens linebacker Jaylon Robinson also passed away Wednesday at age 26.

Pitt graduate and ESPN commentator Louis Riddick shared the following message.

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