Some really sad news to bring you here. Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas was killed in a single-car accident in Nashville, Tennessee late Saturday night.
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
Bironas, who played nine years with the Titans from 2005-2013, apparently ran his SUV off the road and slammed into several trees. Photos released by Cuthbert Langley of NewsChannel 5 in Nashville are disturbing.
Tow truck has pulled Rob Bironas' SUV out of ravine. Absolutely destroyed. pic.twitter.com/7jVX5RTlyK
— Cuthbert Langley (@CuthbertLangley) September 21, 2014
Bironas was taken to the Vanderbilt Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
At just 36 years old, Bironas leaves this world way too early. He was pillar in the Nashville community and worked with multiple charities in the area.
He is survived by Rachel Bradshaw, the daughter of NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw. The two were just married in June.
Our thoughts go out to Rachel, the entire Bironas’ family and the Tennessee Titans organization.
Photo: USA Today