Larry Csonka

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 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.




Larry Csonka is available for personal appearances and sports humor / motivational speaking engagements.  Each presentation is tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. His motivational sports speeches are laced with humor and dramatic personal experiences.


Larry 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, coaching, the players and starring moments of a great career. His audiences delight in his humor and leave feeling like they have always known him.


Larry 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.” - CA Technologies




Larry has continued to work 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.


TOPICS: Sports Humor, Leadership, Motivational, Inspirational, Football/NFL, Teamwork

SPEECH TITLES:  “Welcome to the NFL!”   “The Path to Perfection”  “The Winning Edge”




For booking information contact:


Stacy Anderson

(949) 544-1410