In the locker room, he was a prankster. He was the guy who'd throw the rookies' clothes in the cold tub every training camp. He was quick with a joke. He liked to make people laugh.
During his nine seasons with the Titans, Bironas also showed off his heart with his work in the Nashville community.
He was a regular at fundraisers, either for his own foundation, or supporting efforts from friends.
Bironas will be remembered for all those things, in addition to the sadness that accompanies his tragic death. The popular kicker died late Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash in Nashville. He was just 36.
"It's a true tragedy. It's just hard to make sense if why something like this happens,'' said former Titans special teams coach Alan Lowry, who coached Bironas from 2005-2013.
"You always try to figure it out, and I don't know if we ever will. It's just one of those things I guess we'll find out when we get to heaven."