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Former Titans kicker dies in car crash

Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died three months after marrying Terry Bradshaw's daughter.

By Danielle Haynes
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Former Titans kicker dies in car crash
Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas dons his ballcap after finishing pre-game kicking drills at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver on November 19, 2007. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey) | License Photo

NASHVILLE, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The former kicker for the Tennessee Titans, Rob Bironas, died Saturday night after a single-car accident in Nashville. He was 36.

The city of Nashville announced the accident on its website early Sunday in a media release.

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It said Bironas was "traveling at a high rate of speed ... when he lost control in a curve shortly after 11 p.m.

"The SUV traveled off the right side of the road and struck a line of trees before it came to rest upside down in a large culvert area."

Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

He was less than one mile from his home and there was no evidence alcohol or drugs played a factor.

Wreckage from car accident that killed Rob Bironas. (Metro Police)

Bironas played for the Titans for nine years and was released in March. The team released a statement Sunday.

"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," the statement read.

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Bironas was married to Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw. The two were married in June.

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