Tony Siragusa, a member of the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl-winning defense who carved out a post-retirement media career, died Wednesday. He was 55 years old.
Siragusa, nicknamed "Goose," played 12 NFL seasons. He 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 1990.
The Colts signed Siragusa as an undrafted free agent with a signing bonus of $1,000, only after he sold himself as a backup long snapper.