Anthony Siragusa (born May 14, 1967), nicknamed “The Goose,” is a former National Football League defensive tackle who played 12 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens.
After his football career ended, he worked as a part-time analyst for NFL games aired by Fox Network from 2003 to 2015. He hosts the home improvement program Man Caves on the DIY network.
Siragusa attended David Breley High School in Kenilworth, NJ. In high school, he played soccer and was a member of the wrestling team. He is the New Jersey State wrestling champion with a 97-1 career record. In football, he plays on the defensive line, kicks the ball and plays. He has an average betting distance of 39 yards and is 15-for-18 from the field.
Siragusa played college football at the University of Pittsburgh. During his sophomore and junior seasons (1986 and 1987), he was the starting defensive tackle for head coach Mike Gottfried.
During a practice game in April 1988, Siragusa tore his left cruciate ligament and underwent surgery, which forced him to miss the entire 1988 season. Before his injury, Siragusa was considered a potential first-round pick, but after that he was considered too risky to the point that he went undrafted in the 1990 NFL draft.
Siragusa was an undrafted free agent in 1990 and was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as a defensive tackle. When the Indianapolis Colts defended 3-4 or 4-3, he used nose tackles to attract doubles teams. As a rookie, he appeared in 13 games, started six and recorded a sack, 36 tackles and a fumble recovery. During the 1991 season, he appeared in 13 games, started 6 games, and recorded 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery and 46 combined tackles. In the 1992 season, he appeared in 16 games, started 12, and had 3 sacks and 65 steals. During the 1993 season, he played and started 14 games, recording 1.5 sacks and 76 steals. In the 1994 season, he played and started all 16 games, recording 5 sacks, 88 combined tackles, 2 forced turnovers and 1 fumble recovery. In the 1995 season, he played and started 14 games, recording 2 sacks, 49 tackles and 1 forced turnover.