For kickers with 100 or more field goals since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, Bironas ranked third making 75.2 per cent of his kicks from 40 yards or longer (94 of 125) Bironas made a franchise-record 11 game-winning field goals during his career, including a 60-yarder against the Indianapolis Colts in 2006 that remains the longest field goal in Oilers or Titans history.
He went to Auburn and transferred to Georgia Southern where he won a Division I-AA national title.
Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police reported no evidence of alcohol or drugs at the scene of the crash.
Bironas had an offseason tryout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and reportedly tried out for the Detroit Lions just earlier this week.
He made headlines in recent years after dating and then marrying Rachel Bradshaw, the daughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw.later confirmed the news." data-reactid="22" Metro Nashville Police said Bironas, 36, lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. Police said in a statement on the department website that his SUV was speeding when it went off the road and hit a line of trees before coming to a stop upside down in a culvert.
Deepening mystery: Bironas, 36, died in a culvert Saturday night after his SUV smashed into it at high speeds before midnight.
A woman's 911 call, in which she describes the kicker's troubling behavior, was revealed Monday A post on his verified Twitter account, @Rob Bironas, stated Sunday morning: 'It's w/ heavy hearts that we confirm the passing RB (hash) 2 We appreciate your respect for the family's privacy and your prayers at this time' 'I used to think I would die before marrying an athlete': Bironas's wife Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of NFL great Terry Bradshaw, revealed at the time of their wedding that she never thought she'd marry an athlete A post on his verified Twitter account, @Rob Bironas, stated Sunday morning: 'It's w/ heavy hearts that we confirm the passing RB (hash) 2 We appreciate your respect for the family's privacy and your prayers at this time.''We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news from last night about Rob Bironas,' the team said in a statement.
Bironas went to work for his father's company in Louisville, Kentucky, and was cut by Green Bay in 2002.
He played in the Arena Football League and even the AF2 while spending time in training camps with Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh working as a part-time security guard and other jobs while trying to stick with an NFL team.