Former NFL kicker Rob Bironas dies in car crash

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NASHVILLE, TN (KTVI)— Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night near his Nashville home.

In a statement, Nashville Police said Bironas, 36, was speeding when he lost control of his SUV in a curve shortly after 11 p.m. He went off the road and struck a line of trees before overturning in a large culvert area. He was less than a mile from home.

Bironas was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Police say neither alcohol nor drugs appeared to have played a role in the crash.

Bironas played for the Tennessee Titans for nine seasons before being released earlier this year. In a statement, the Titans sent their condolences to Bironas family. Rob Bironas’ wife, Rachel, is the daughter of Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

Statement from Rams head coach Jeff Fisher on Rob Bironas

“I had six great years with Rob in Tennessee. He was a great player as well as an outstanding teammate. While he made memorable contributions on the field, his work and character off the field were just as significant. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Rachel, and the Bironas and Bradshaw families.”