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Tennessee Titans say goodbye to kicker Rob Bironas

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans waived eight year veteran kicker Rob Bironas today. He has been with the Titans since June 21st, 2005.

Bironas is statistically one of the top 10 kickers in NFL history. He made 85.6 percent of his field goals in the first eight years of his career and became one of the top two scorers in club history.

“We want to thank Rob for his nine years of service to the Titans,” Titans GM Ruston Webster said. “He has been an outstanding kicker and we appreciate him both for his contributions on the field and in our community.”

Rob Bironas Career Highlights

  • Bironas is the fourth-ranked kicker in NFL history in field goal accuracy, connecting on 85.7 percent of his attempts (239 of 279).
  • Only Al Del Greco (1,060 points) has accounted for more points than Bironas (1,032) in the history of the Titans/Oilers organization. Bironas passed George Blanda (598) for second place on the franchise’s scoring list with a 55-yard field goal on October 3rd, 2010.
  • Bironas has made a franchise record 11 game-winning field goals. In 2006, he set a franchise record with four game-winners.
  • Also from 2005-13, Bironas made 239 total field goals, which is the second most by any NFL player during that time span.
  • Bironas tied the franchise record with 20 consecutive field goals during the 2012 season. He reached the mark twice before in his career to tie the record Al Del Greco originally set from 1998–1999. Furthermore, Bironas became the eighth player in NFL history to have three or more separate streaks of that length, joining Gary Anderson, Morten Anderson, John Carney, Phil Dawson, Jason Hanson, Mike Vanderjagt and Adam Vinatieri.
  • The 2007 Pro Bowl and AP All-Pro selection owns club records for longest field goal (60 yards), most field goals in a game (eight, also an NFL record), most consecutive games with a field goal (20) and most consecutive field goals (20, tied Al Del Greco).
  • In 2013, he made 25 field goals in 29 attempts and all 41 extra point attempts—a career high. His 86.2 percentage rate on field goals ranked eighth in team history and gave him six of the franchise’s top 10 seasons of all time. With 116 total points in 2013, he has a franchise-record seven consecutive seasons in triple-digit scoring.
  • In 2011, Bironas saw action in all 16 games for the seventh consecutive season and finished seventh among kickers in AFC with 121 points. His 90.6 percent success rate in 2011 was the second-highest of his career, the fourth-highest in the NFL in 2011 and the third-highest in franchise history.
  • In 2010, Bironas appeared in all 16 games and finished seventh in the AFC with 110 points and fourth in the AFC with 17 touchbacks. He made 24 of 26 attempts for a percentage of 92.3, which ranked third in the NFL.
  • In 2008, Bironas was second in the AFC (seventh in the NFL) in scoring with 127 total points. He made 16 field goals of 40 or more yards to set a team record.

Prior to winning a roster spot with the Titans in 2005, Bironas spent time in training camp with the Green Bay Packers in 2002, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003 and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004.

Meanwhile, he spent two seasons in the Arena Football League and one season in Af2. In 2003, he made 12 of 27 field goal attempts for the Af2’s Charleston Swamp Foxes. In 2004, he played for the Carolina Cobras and converted 17 of 40 field goal attempts and 70 of 89 PATs. In the spring of 2005, he connected on seven of 16 field goal attempts and 99 of 117 extra point attempts for the AFL’s New York Dragons.

Bironas began his career at Auburn (1996-99) before transferring to Georgia Southern for senior season.

At Auburn, was semi-finalist for Lou Groza Award in 1998 after making 12 of 16 field goal attempts, including two successful 49-yard tries, and making all 18 PATs for team-high 54 points.


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