Former Colts, Ravens DE Tony Siragusa dies at 55

Tony Siragusa, a member of the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl-winning defense

who carved out a post-retirement media career, died Wednesday, the Ravens confirmed Wednesday. He was 55 years old.

Siragusa, nicknamed "Goose," played 12 seasons in the NFL, but had to overcome a major obstacle on his way there when he tore his ACL in college at Pittsburgh,

depleting his draft stock to the point that he went undrafted in the 1990 NFL draft.

The Colts ended up signing Siragusa as an undrafted free agent with a signing bonus of $1,000, but only after he sold himself as a backup long-snapper

That tenure peaked when the team made the AFC championship game behind Jim Harbaugh, Marshall Faulk and a top-10 defense

Siragusa became a fan favorite in Baltimore, and formed a 700-pound wall up front alongside Sam Adams to help the Ravens capture their first title at Super Bowl XXXV in 2001.

Siragusa retired after the next season due to knee issues, finishing his career with 564 career total tackles, 22 sacks and nine fumble recoveries in 169 games.

After leaving Fox, he worked for Yahoo Sports as an NFL commentator.

He is survived by his wife Kathy and three children.

His death was the second tragedy to hit the Ravens on Wednesday, as linebacker Jaylon Ferguson was announced to have died.