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Former Titans kicker Rob Bironas dies in car accident

Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night in a single-car crash in Nashville, Tenn. He was 36 years old.

According to a Nashville Metro media release, Bironas lost control of the SUV he was operating and went off the road into several trees before turning upside down around 11 p.m. CT on Saturday. He was transported by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. There was no evidence of drugs or alcohol.

Bironas was married to Rachel Bradshaw, the daughter of former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw. The two wed in June.

Bironas holds the NFL single-game record for field goals after booting eight in a 2007 win over the Houston Texans. Bironas also holds the Titans' franchise record of 11 game-winning kicks during his career, including a 60-yard game winner against the Colts in 2006. That kick remains the longest field goal in Titans or Houston Oilers history. He was released by the Titans after nine seasons with the club in March but recently tried out for several teams.

The Titans released the following statement Sunday morning: "We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news from last night about Rob Bironas. 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. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Rachel, and his family during this very difficult time."

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