Bironas' record eight FGs another stepping-stone on odd journey

The NFL told the Titans' Rob Bironas "no thanks" three times before he kicked his way into the record books with eight field goals against the Texans, writes William Bendetson.

Originally Published: October 26, 2007
By William Bendetson | ESPN.com

Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas chooses to look at the bright side: In his eyes, he's made the NFL a year ahead of schedule.

Only three years ago, he was supplementing an Arena League income with work as a security guard in a Charlotte, N.C., Best Buy store. Playing in the NFL was still just a dream. But even he didn't envision that this week, he'd be sending a record-setting pigskin to the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.

On Sunday, Bironas set an NFL single-game record ...

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