Tony Siragusa

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Tony Siragusa
Date of birth May 14, 1967
Place of birth Flag of United States Kenilworth, New Jersey
Position(s) Defensive tackle
College Pittsburgh
Indianapolis Colts
Baltimore Ravens

Anthony Siragusa (born May 14, 1967 in Kenilworth, New Jersey) is a former American football defensive tackle who spent twelve seasons in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens. His nickname is Goose, which is derived from the pronunciation of his last name. He attended the University of Pittsburgh. He was 6'3" and 340 lbs.

Siragusa was a key part of the 2000 Baltimore Ravens defense that allowed the fewest total points in NFL regular season history. He, along with his other defensive linemates, helped lead the Ravens to their first Super Bowl in franchise history. He retired following the 2001 season.

Since retiring, Siragusa has also launched a career in television and film acting. He is currently a sideline reporter for FOX Sports's NFL coverage in the same crew as Dick Stockton and Daryl Johnston. Siragusa appeared in Spike Lee's 2002 film, 25th Hour playing a member of the Russian mafia. He has also appeared in several episodes of the HBO series The Sopranos, playing bodyguard Frankie Cortese.

In addition, he appears during the football season on WFAN's pre-Monday Night Football show, broadcast from one of his four restaurants in New Jersey, "Tiffany's", named after his daughter.

Tony has also gone into the BBQ pork business. His products are marketed under the name Goose's baby back ribs.

He will be co hosting a rib eating contest at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers hockey game on April 14th 2007 with The Renfro Softball team. ( Mike Battipaglia and Jamie Mathews are priming up for the contest.

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