|Date of birth:May 14, 1967|
|Place of birth: Kenilworth, New Jersey|
|High School: Kenilworth (NJ) Brearley|
|Undrafted in 1990|
|Debuted in 1990 for the Indianapolis Colts|
|Last played in 2001 for the Baltimore Ravens|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Anthony "Tony" Siragusa (born May 14, 1967), nicknamed "Goose", is a former National Football League defensive tackle who spent 12 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens. He currently works as a sideline analyst for NFL games broadcast on the Fox Network and hosts the home renovation program Man Caves on the DIY Network.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Siragusa attended David Brearley High School in Kenilworth, New Jersey. In high school, he played football and was also a member of the wrestling team. He was the New Jersey state wrestling champion with a 97-1 career record. In football, he played defensive line, punted and place kicked. He had a 39-yard punting average and was 15-18 on PATs. Upon completion of high school, Siragusa attended the University of Pittsburgh where he was a member of the football program from 1986 through 1989.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Siragusa was an undrafted free agent in 1990 and was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as a defensive tackle. He used to play nose tackle to draw the double teams when the Indianapolis Colts were in a 3-4 defense or 4-3 defense. He remained with the team through the 1996 season.
In 1997, Siragusa signed with the Baltimore Ravens. He was a part of the 2000 Baltimore Ravens defense that allowed the fewest total points in NFL regular season history. Siragusa was fined $10,000 for an illegal hit on Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon in the 2000 AFC title game, injuring Gannon’s shoulder. He helped lead the Ravens to their first Super Bowl in franchise history in Super Bowl XXXV where they beat the New York Giants, 34-7.
Siragusa retired following the 2001 season. He finished his career with 562 tackles (416 solo), 22 sacks, five forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries for 12 yards, and 28 pass deflections in 170 career games.
Post-playing career[edit | edit source]
Siragusa is a sideline reporter and analyst during NFL games on the Fox Network. Siragusa usually appears with Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston. He appeared as the character Frankie Cortese in the HBO hit series The Sopranos. He partnered up with Michael Romanelli and opened a restaurant chain called Tiff's. The original name of the franchise was Tiffany's, but after a lawsuit by Tiffany & Co., the luxury jeweler, the name was shortened. He hosts Man Caves on the DIY network. He also presents a documentary program called Megamachines on the Discovery Channel.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Siragusa married his wife, Kathy, on April 22, 1995. The two have three children, Samantha Rose, Ava, and Anthony Jr. They currently reside in Florham Park, New Jersey.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Siragusa at databasefootball". databasefootball.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=SIRAGTON01. Retrieved 2007-11-21.
- "Tony Siragusa - Watch out for Corey Williams". The San Francisco Chronicle. http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2011/10/16/tony-siragusa-watch-out-for-corey-williams/.
- The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/keyword/tony-siragusa.
- ESPN - Tony Siragusa Stats, News, Photos - Baltimore Ravens - NFL Football
- Raissman, Bob (2011-12-25). "Siragusa, Johnston talk a good game". Daily News. http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-12-25/news/30555617_1_siragusa-jason-pierre-paul-brandon-jacobs.
- 25th Hour (2002). IMDb The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
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- Tony Siragusa at the Internet Movie Database