September 21st, 2014

Trinity alum Rob Bironas dies in car crash

Staff Report


Trinity alum Rob Bironas dies in car crash
Rob Bironas was one of the best kickers to ever play in the Titans organization / photo from http://www.titansonline.com

Rob Bironas, 36, passed away Saturday night after he lost control of his SUV and the vehicle went off the road hitting several trees before coming to a rest in a drainage culvert. Bironas was declared dead upon arrival at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Bironas is a 1996  graduate of Trinity, where he lettered on the football team for two years, the soccer team for four, swimming for two and one on the track team. The Shamrocks won a state championship his junior season.

He went on to kick for Auburn University and Georgia Southern University before playing for the Tennessee Titans in the NFL for nine seasons.

The Trinity alum scored 1,032 points in his nine-year career, only 28 points less than Al Del Greco, who is the top scorer in the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans organization. He hit 85.7 percent of his field-goal attempts (239 of 279) to rank fourth in NFL history in accuracy and hit a franchise-record 11 game-winning field goals.

Bironas was named AFC Player of the month in October of 2007. He made 13 of 14 field-goal attempts (92.9 percent) and all six PATs as he helped the Titans earn a 3-1 record for the month. He also holds the record for kicking eight field goals (52, 25, 21, 30, 28, 43, 29 and 29 yards) in a game.

 

 

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