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Larry Csonka

Former NFL Running Back Great

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Larry Csonka: Former NFL Running Back Great

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Larry Csonka and power running became synonymous in the NFL of the 1970's. As a player with the powerhouse Miami Dolphins he charged so tenaciously through defenses that his name became a household word and his nickname, Zonk, became a new American verb. From 1971-1973, he led theDolphins to three Super Bowl appearances, earning All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors along the way. He and halfback Jim Kiick were affectionately known as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and were key players in the Dolphins' perfect 17-0-0 season in 1972. Csonka earned the MVP award of the Dolphins' Super Bowl VIII victory over the Minnesota Vikings by rushing 33 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns. In 1973, he was voted Super Athlete of the Year by the Professional Football Writers Association. In 1987, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in only his second year of eligibility.

Larry continues to work in the "public eye" as host and producer of an outdoor adventure program. He currently hosts and produces "NAPA's North to Alaska", which airs on OLN (Outdoor Life Network) Saturdays at 12:30 EST.  These programs showcase Larry's experience as a fisherman and hunter and his enthusiasm for outdoor sports and conservation.  Other hobbies include maintaining "Csonka's Country Night Spot and Outdoor Entertainment Complex" in Ohio, operating heavy equipment, fishing and hunting.

Larry also stays busy traveling the country visiting various clubs and corporations as a Sports Humor/Motivational speaker, operating within his own company known as Csonka Promotions, Inc.

Larry Csonka has a tremendous story to tell and backs it up with a warm sincere approach that will have listeners on the edge of their seats. Larry will speak about the game, the players, coaching and starring moments of a great career. His audiences delight in his humor and leave feeling that they have always known him.

Larry Csonka is more than a retired football player, he is a legend. He will leave you and your organization with a renewed confidence to strive for perfection in any endeavor.

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Each presentation is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual client. The motivational sports speeches are laced with humor and dramatic personal experiences. Depending on the needs of the client, an emphasis can be placed on either the humorous or motivational aspect.

Larry opens with an introduction of himself, a little about his background, childhood and family, what led him to the game of football - followed by humorous stories of his life and experiences in the NFL. The motivational focus is on the Dolphins' 1972 perfect season which required sacrifices, commitment to excellence, and teamwork.

As his references indicate, Larry has a special talent for relating his career experiences while providing an inspirational and entertaining program for today's businesses.
“I wanted to send you this note to thank-you so much for joining us at the NAPA Marketing Conference. It is always a pleasure to have you participate in our event. I had so many people come to me to say how impressed they were with your message.”
Genuine Parts Company

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for you taking the time to address our Contractors Show and Appreciation Night. Based on the overwhelming response, you certainly entertained both our customers and associates. We take pride to provide entertainment that is enjoyed by one and all; and you succeeded in making this happen.”
Stock Building Supply

“On behalf of MTD, we would like to thank you for kicking off a great weekend for the MTD National Dealer Meeting. We appreciate your stories as well as the warmth you extended to all the guests. There was a great deal of laughter and we received very positive feedback from everyone.”
Navis Travel Incentives

“I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your extremely motivational speech as special guest at our 2002 Annual Managers Meeting. The feedback on the gathering, in general, was very positive, but your appearance was definitely the highlight – for everyone- of the event.”
Tire Kingdom