Good or bad, if you’ve played in the National Football League and represented the famous NFL shield, you are forever indoctrinated into the NFL family. Recently it has been a tough time for the NFL family, losing three players in the month of June, two Ex-NFL players and a current Baltimore Ravens player.
Tony Siragusa, the NFL defensive tackle who became one of the game’s biggest players and personalities, parted from us Wednesday at age fifty-five. The twelve-year veteran served as a vital cog in the middle of the Baltimore Ravens’ historic 2000 defense, which went on to win a Super Bowl that season. Tony Siragusa was also working as a sideline sports reporter for FOX. Tony’s cause of death remains TBA.
The Goose squeezed 200 fun loving years into 55!! He was one of the most physically strongest players I have ever seen in 50 years💪🏼🏈 In Greece,they would ask 1 question at the end of one’s life; Did He Have Passion? In Tony’s case..Yes He Did!!💪🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) June 22, 2022
A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Hugh McElhenny, passed away on June 17 at age 93. McElhenny’s speed and elusiveness at the halfback position made him a force to be reckoned with in the 1950s. Known for his long strides and high-knee propulsion, McElhenny rushed for 5,281 yards and 38 touchdowns in a 13-year career.
McElhenny played in the National Football League for 13 years – 1952-1960 San Francisco 49ers, 1961-62 Minnesota Vikings and 1964 Detroit Lions.
Nicknamed “The King,” McElhenny was enshrined as a member of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 1970. #HOFForever pic.twitter.com/zKW5Tqyiu2
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) June 23, 2022
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson is a sad, headscratcher situation. At approximately 11:25 p.m on June 21, the twenty-six-year-old was found unresponsive. The medics began treatment, but Jaylon never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on the scene. Baltimore Police said there were no signs of trauma found or foul play. Overdose is not ruled out as a cause of death.
“‘J Ferg’ had the most genuine energy I’ve ever been around,” Ravens safety Tony Jefferson said. “Before I left after minicamp in the locker room, he expressed how he was ready to have a big year, and I believed it was going to be his best season as a Raven. He will be watching over us, I know it, and he will bring the team closer just from his mark he left. He will definitely be missed.”