The Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl XXXV-winning defensive lineman Tony Siragusa died on Wednesday at the age of 55. He was a star in the NFL during the 1990s and an important member of the team that won the championship.
As Siragusa's death was confirmed by the Ravens in a statement, they sent out a rather somber message.
He played seven seasons including helping the Colts to get to the AFC Championship Game in 1995, during which he was an outstanding nose tackle, not only making the roster but also becoming an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh in 1984.
The Ravens released Saragasa in 1997, after which he left the team, but he continued to play for them for the rest of his career.
Saragausa's greatest accomplishment was leading a historically dominant Ravens defense to victory in Super Bowl XXXV in 2000.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti received many condolences from his former teammates following Siragusa's passing, especially Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis.
Aside from Jamal Lewis and Sam Adams, former Ravens defensive linemen Anthony Weaver and Brian Billick, defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis, and team owners Steve Bisciotti also offered their condolences.
Owner Jim Irsay and her daughter Kalen Jackson, two members of the Indianapolis Colts, also expressed their grief over Siragusa's death.
Siragusa's death added to what had already been a day of mourning for Ravens fans as he was already well-known to the team.
In a statement released earlier Wednesday, it was reported that 26-year-old outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson passed away suddenly from unexpected causes.
Similarly, Pitt Football, as well as Jimmy's Famous Seafood in Baltimore, had reactions to the news. As well as his wife of 27 years, Kathy Siragusa, and their three children, he is survived by his children who are all grown up.
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