PITTSBURGH — The Goose is officially extinct.
Tony Siragusa played his final football game Sunday, recording two tackles in the Baltimore Ravens' 27-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Siragusa, known to friends and teammates as "Goose," announced last month that this would be his last NFL season. He would have preferred to go out a winner, but the 12-year defensive tackle instead ended up finishing where he started.
"When you do something your whole life and it comes to an end, whew, it's tough. Especially going out like this," Siragusa said. "I started my career as a Pitt Panther and unfortunately, I've got to leave here."
The 340-pound Siragusa built a reputation as an imposing force against the run, but received just as much notoriety for his wisecracks and hearty appetite for fun and food.
So what will he miss the most about the game?
"Probably just the guys, being in the locker room." he said.