Titans’ Rob Bironas remembered on 1st anniversary of his death

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the untimely death of former Tennessee Titan Rob Bironas.

Bironas, a placekicker for the Titans from 2005-2013, died on Sept. 20, 2014 while driving on Battery Lane near the Oak Hill home he shared with his wife Rachel.

On Saturday night, the Titans tweeted, “He was a great teammate and friend”  and posted a link to a remembrance of Bironas.

Officials said Bironas was driving at a high-rate of speed before he lost control of his SUV and crashed into a culvert.

Bironas was traveling more than double the posted speed limit when he crashed, according the final report released by Metro police.

According to report, Bironas died on the scene but was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

An autopsy report revealed Bironas’ blood alcohol level was .218, nearly 3 times the legal limit for Tennessee drivers.

PHOTOS: Remembering Rob Bironas.

The medical examiner determined Bironas died of blunt force trauma. He was wearing his seatbelt.

Bironas was released by the Titans earlier in 2014 after playing nine seasons with the team.

He was 36 years old at the time of his death

To mark the anniversary, former teammate Brett Kern tweeted, “Miss ya bro.”   He linked followers to an Instagram photo of Bironas.

During his time in Nashville, Bironas was involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and granted a wish to an aspiring kicker.

Bironas invited the young boy and his friends to Nissan Stadium for a kicking clinic.

“He didn’t make a lot of headlines for the good things he does [for the foundation] because he just did them in a quiet unassuming way,” David Osborn with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“Off the field was just a great guy, had a good heart.”

Bironas was also partnered with the Nashville Symphony where he helped fund and enhance music education for students in Davidson County.

For more information about the Rob Bironas Fund, click here.

 

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