Rob Bironas, age 36, former kicker for the Tennessee Titans was killed last night in a car accident in Nashville. According to Don Aaron, a spokesperson from the Metro police, Bironas was involved in a single car accident around 11:00 pm last night.
It was reported that while traveling at a high rate of speed Bironas lost control of the SUV being driven. He vehicle went off the road and after hitting several trees, flipped upside down, finally ending in a drainage culvert.
Although Bironas was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, he was pronounced deceased at the time of arrival. Aaron stated that he had pulled onto Battery Lane and from all appearances, was driving home. Unfortunately, the accident occurred not too far from his destination. Authorities are conducting a routine investigation but at this time it does not appear as if alcohol had anything to do with the accident.
Just this past June, Bironas married Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of former professional football quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Shortly after the accident, she was notified. Bironas had been a kicker with the Titans for nine seasons until being released in March 2013. Hearing about his death, the entire Titans organization is saddened.
In a statement from the Titans, Bironas made a significant impact on the team but even more importantly, he touched the lives of people throughout Nashville. In addition to being an amazing kicker, Bironas was heavily involved in community outreach. He even started the Rob Bironas Fund, which provided donations to organizations who offer support to children.
In his nine-year career he had 1,032 points, which is only 28 points short of what Al Del Greco accomplished. Bironas also made 85.7% of field goal attempts, ranking fourth for accuracy in the NFL history. He made a franchise record to include 11 game-winning field goals, one that he kicked 60 yards while playing in 2006 against the Colts.
The family said they greatly appreciate respect for the family’s privacy at this time and ask for prayers.