Rob Bironas, who spent nine years as the kicker for the Tennessee Titans, has died in a car crash. He was 36.
Nashville police confirmed that Bironas was in a single-car crash at around 11 p.m. on Saturday. According to the Tennessean, Bironas lost control of his SUV and hit several trees. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.
Police say Bironas was driving toward his home and there was no evidence of alcohol on the scene.
Bironas grew up in Louisville and played college football first at Auburn and then transferred to Georgia Southern. After playing a few years of Arena Football and trying out for NFL teams, he signed with the Titans in 2005. His best season came in 2007, when he was a Pro Bowler and a first-team All-Pro. The Titans released Bironas this offseason, but he was still hoping to get back into the NFL, and just had a tryout with the Lions last week.
Bironas is survived by his wife, Rachel Bradshaw, the daughter of Pro Football Hall of Famer and FOX broadcaster Terry Bradshaw.