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Overflow crowd of family, friends remember Rob Bironas at funeral for former Titans kicker

  • People watch the funeral of former Titans kicker Rob Bironas on an outdoor overflow seating area on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014, after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    People watch the funeral of former Titans kicker Rob Bironas on an outdoor overflow seating area on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014, after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this April 4, 2012, file photo, Rachel Bradshaw is shown with her father, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw, in Nashville, Tenn. Former Nashville Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014 after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. A missing person report filed by his new bride Rachel Bradshaw, and disturbing 911 calls have raised questions about the circumstances around Bironas' one-vehicle accident. (AP Photo/Joe Howell, File)

    FILE - In this April 4, 2012, file photo, Rachel Bradshaw is shown with her father, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw, in Nashville, Tenn. Former Nashville Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014 after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. A missing person report filed by his new bride Rachel Bradshaw, and disturbing 911 calls have raised questions about the circumstances around Bironas' one-vehicle accident. (AP Photo/Joe Howell, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former Tennessee Titans punter Craig Hentrich arrives for the funeral of former Titans kicker Rob Bironas on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Hentrich was also the holder for Bironas. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014 after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Former Tennessee Titans punter Craig Hentrich arrives for the funeral of former Titans kicker Rob Bironas on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Hentrich was also the holder for Bironas. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014 after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

So many family, friends and former teammates mourned Rob Bironas on Thursday that more than 30 people sat in an overflow area outside the funeral home with the service streamed on a video board.

Former teammate Casey Cramer says people grieved without answers about how the life of the ex-NFL kicker ended.

Bironas, 36, died Saturday in single-vehicle crash. There are 911 calls describing him as the man trying to chase and run people off the road before his accident.

Bironas' wife Rachel was comforted at the funeral by her father, Terry Bradshaw. Fox broadcaster and former NASCAR driver Darrell Waltrip attended to support his friend Bradshaw. Singer Michael W. Smith was among the more than 400 people attending the service.

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