Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night following a car accident near his home in Nashville.
Bironas, who was released by the Titans in March after nine seasons, had married Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, in June.
Bironas, 36, finished as the Titans’ second all-time leading scorer with 1,032 points. He originally signed with the team in June of 2005.
In 2004, Bironas was signed to a one-year contract by the Pittsburgh Steelers to compete against former kicker Jeff Reed in training camp and the preseason. He was eventually waived just prior to the start of the 2004 regular season.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news from last night about Rob Bironas,” the Titans said in a Sunday morning statement. “Rob made a significant impact as a player in his nine years with the team and more importantly touched many lives in the Nashville community off the field.”