Last night in Nashville, long time NFL kicker, Rob Bironas lost control of his vehicle and was sent through a line of trees before ultimately his car landed upside down in a culvert. Bironas was 36 years old at the time of his passing and just this past June he married Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw’s daughter, Rachel Bradshaw.
Bironas was the fourth most-accurate kicker in NFL history, connecting on 85.7 percent of his kicks (239 of 279). Only David Akers made more field goals (247) between 2005 and 2013 than Bironas. For kickers with 100 or more field goals since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, Bironas ranked third making 75.2 percent of his kicks from 40 yards or longer (94 of 125) and is 2nd on the Titans all time scoring list with 1032 points.
Most recently, Rob worked out with the Lions, just last week while Detroit looked for a replacement for rookie kicker Nate Freese
It's w/ heavy hearts that we confirm the passing RB # 2 We appreciate your respect for the family's privacy and your prayers at this time.
— The Rob Bironas Fund (@RobBironas) September 21, 2014
At DSN, our thoughts are prayers go out to Rob’s friends and family.