Larry Csonka established power running a legitimate threat in the NFL of the 1970's. As a player with the 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, Larry Csonka led the Dolphins to three Super Bowl appearances earning All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors along the way. Csonka earned the MVP award of the Dolphins’ Super Bowl VIII victory, was a key player in the Dolphins’ and the NFL’s only perfect season in 1972 and was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.\
Following football, Larry has remained in the public eye through national commercial ads, numerous celebrity guest appearances and host of the original popular competition series, American Gladiators. Most recently, he and longtime partner, Audrey Bradshaw, hosted and produced the outdoor adventure / travelogue series, “North to Alaska,” a top-rated, nationally televised program that aired on the NBC Sports Network. For 16 years, this popular series showcased adventures in the Last Frontier, its people, culture, wildlife, rich history and Larry’s enthusiasm for outdoor sports and conservation. On YouTube, you’ll find The ZONK! Channel with original programming from his “North to Alaska” series and his NFL mini-documentary, “The Path to Perfection.”
Larry also stays busy traveling the country visiting various clubs and corporations as a Humorous Motivational Speaker. 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.
Csonka is an Alaska resident. After residing several years in Anchorage, he and longtime partner, Audrey Bradshaw, are new residents of Wasilla. They also maintain a home in Florida and a farm in Ohio. They are happily owned by their yellow lab, Lace. 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.
“Larry was awesome! His keynote was very interesting, engaging, and entertaining. Our audience really enjoyed him.”
“I have heard so many comments from our members about how much they enjoyed your presentation. Your accessibility on the show floor was also a big hit with the members and exhibitors.”
"Your chat with the group was exciting, entertaining and very humorous. Everyone I spoke with was thrilled with your presentation and appreciated your efforts.”