Rob Bironas has died after the former Tennessee Titans kicker was involved in a car crash in the early morning hours on Saturday.
News of Bironas’ death came via NC5, which reported that he was involved in a single-car accident in Nashville.
BREAKING: Former Titans Kicker Rob Bironas killed in single car crash on Battery Lane tonight.
— Cuthbert Langley (@NC5_CLangley) September 21, 2014
Nashville police said Bironas was traveling at a high rate of speed in the 800 block of Battery Lane when he lost control of his SUV and went off the road. The car hit several trees and flipped at least one time before coming to rest in a drainage culvert, upside down.
Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center but pronounced dead on arrival.
Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron said it appeared that Rob Bironas was just turning onto Battery Lane shortly before the crash and headed to his home, which was nearby. Police added that there were no immediate signs of alcohol on the scene.
Bironas had just gotten married in June, wedding Rachel Bradshaw, the daughter of Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw.
Rob’s family announced his passing on Twitter through Bironas’ official Twitter account, which bears a picture of him kicking for the Titans.
It’s w/ heavy hearts that we confirm the passing RB # 2 We appreciate your respect for the family’s privacy and your prayers at this time.
— Rob Bironas (@RobBironas) September 21, 2014
After spending nine seasons kicking for the Tennessee Titans, Bironas had been released in March. He had 1,032 career points, and was 28 points behind Al Del Greco for the most points in the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans organization.
Before joining the Titans, Bironas had stints on the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Pittsburgh Steelers, and also spent time in the Arena Football League.
Rob Bironas was 36 when he died.
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