Tony Siragusa Dies: Super Bowl Winner, Former Fox Sports NFL Analyst and TV Host Was 55

Tony Siragusa Dies: Super Bowl Winner, Former Fox Sports NFL Analyst and TV Host Was 55
Tony Siragusa Dies: Super Bowl Winner, Former Fox Sports NFL Analyst and TV Host Was 55

Tony Siragusa, the portly former NFL defensive tackle who won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2000, co-hosted the television series. man caves and was an NFL sideline analyst at Fox Sports, has died. He was 55 years old. The news was shared on social media by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, but he did not provide details.

Full of personality and nicknamed โ€œEl Gansoโ€ during his 12 seasons in the NFL, Siragusa was part of the Ravens’ defense that was considered among the best of all time. He began his career with the Colts, making the 1990 team after going undrafted out of the University of Pittsburgh. Siragusa had been a potential first-round pick, but he suffered a knee injury that cost him his entire senior season.

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Siragusa holds her daughter after the Ravens win Super Bowl XXXV.
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Born May 14, 1967, in Keniworth, NJ, Siragusa played seven seasons at Indy before signing with Baltimore in 1997. He quickly became a fan favorite in Charm City, known for his infectious humor and outspoken personality. He was paired defensively. The Ravens beat the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV in January 2001, and Siragusa started all but one game for the team that championship season.

After hanging up his shoes (he was 6-foot-3 and weighed over 300), Siragusa worked as an NFL reporter for Fox Sports and co-hosted DIY’s. man Caves, which aired over 130 episodes between 2007 and 2015. The unscripted home makeover series transformed underused bedrooms into male-centric hobby areas complete with minibars, media centers, and the like.

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Siragusa is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kathy, and their three children: Samantha, Ava and Anthony Jr.