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Encyclopedia > Larry Csonka
Larry Csonka
Position(s):
Running back/Fullback
Jersey #(s):
39
Born: December 25, 1946 (1946-12-25) (age 60)
Career Information
Year(s): 1968-1979
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
College: Syracuse
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Rushing Yards     6,975
Receiving Yards     519
TD     58
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Career Highlights and Awards
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Hall of Fame

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One of six children, Csonka grew up on a farm in a Hungarian family in Stow, learning out of necessity to stoically endure injuries and pain. He weighed 150 pounds at the age of 12,[1] 237 pounds at the age of 16. He began his football career at Stow-Munroe Falls High School as the starting tailback on the famous 1963 Stow Bulldogs squad that won the Metropolitan League of the Akron, Ohio, area championship under coach Dick Fortner. He played for Stow from 1960-1963. Stow-Munroe Falls High School is a high school located in Stow, Ohio, USA, which is a suburb of Akron, Ohio. ...


Csonka became a running back by accident. Because of his size, he played defensive end on the varsity team as a sophomore. In the last game that year, he was sent in as a substitute on the kickoff return team. The ball just happened to go to him and he took off running with it. Wrote Csonka,

"I ran over two tacklers before I realized what I was doing. I didn't score or save the game, but I got a tremendous feeling carrying the ball. I was thrashing around, trying to run six ways at once. I loved it. I knew then that I wanted to run with the ball."[2]

Even so, the next year Csonka had a tough time before the start of the season convincing his teammates and coaches that he could play running back. They said he was too big and too slow. But he did well in the first game of the season, and from then on no one doubted him.

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College career

Csonka was recruited by Clemson, Iowa, Vanderbilt, and Syracuse. He chose Syracuse University, where he played fullback from 1965-67 and was named an All-American. He broke many of the school's rushing records, including some previously held by Ernie Davis, Jim Nance, Floyd Little, and the great Jim Brown. Syracuse University (SU) is a private nonsectarian research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... In American football, rushing has two different meanings. ... Ernie Davis (December 13, 1939 - May 18, 1963) was an American Football player who became the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. ... James S. Jim Nance (December 30, 1942 - June 16, 1992) was a fullback with the Boston Patriots during their days in the American Football League. ... Floyd Douglas Little (born July 4, 1942 in New Haven, Connecticut) was a three-time American football All-American running back at Syracuse University. ... Jim Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football player who has also made his mark as an actor and social activist. ...


In his 3 seasons at Syracuse, Csonka rushed for a school record 2,934 yards, rushed for 100 yards in 14 different games, and averaged 4.9 yards per carry. From 1965 to 1967, he ranked 19th, 9th and 5th in the nation in rushing. He was the Most Valuable Player in the East-West Shrine Game, the Hula Bowl, and the College All-Star Game. In 1989, he was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame front. ...


Pro career

Miami and the Super Bowl years

Csonka was the #1 pick by the American Football League's Miami Dolphins in the 1968 NFL Draft, the eighth player and first running back drafted in the first round. He signed a three-year contract for $20,000 the first year, $25,000 the second, $30,000 the third, plus a $34,000 bonus, including a car.[3] The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... The 1968 National Football League Draft. ...


Csonka's pro career got off to a shaky start. In the fifth game of the 1968 season, versus Buffalo, he was knocked out and suffered a concussion when his head hit the ground during a tackle. He spent two days in the hospital. Three weeks later, versus San Diego, he suffered another concussion, plus a cracked eardrum and a broken nose.[4] There was talk he might have to give up football. He missed three games in 1968 and three more in 1969. Writes his teammate Nick Buoniconti, Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti is a former AFL and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker, who played for the Boston Patriots and Miami Dolphins. ...

"There was some question [after the 1969 season] whether Csonka would ever play fullback again--not just because of injuries but because he didn't play well...When Shula came in [in 1970] he literally had to teach Csonka how to run with the football. He used to run straight up and down and Shula impressed upon him that he had to lead with his forearm rather than his head. Shula and his backfield coach Carl Tasseff basically reengineered Csonka to where he became the Hall of Fame player. Csonka emerged as the offensive leader of the Dolphins..."[5]

Over the next four seasons, Csonka never missed a game, and he led the Dolphins in rushing the next five seasons. Writes teammate Jim Langer, "Csonka had the utmost respect of every player on the team, offense and defense."[6] James John Langer (Born May 16, 1948 in Little Falls, Minnesota) is a former american football center for the National Football League Miami Dolphins. ...


By the 1970s he was one of the most feared runners in professional football. Standing 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) and 235 lb (107 kg), he was one of the biggest runners of his day and pounded through the middle of field with relative ease, often dragging tacklers 5-10 yards as they hung off his thick, manly, legendary mo. He was described as a bulldozer or battering ram. His running style reminded people of a legendary power runner from the 1930s, Bronko Nagurski. Said Minnesota Vikings linebacker Jeff Siemon after Super Bowl VIII, "It's not the collision that gets you. It's what happens after you tackle him. His legs are just so strong he keeps moving. He carries you. He's a movable weight."[7] He was incredibly sure-handed, rarely fumbling the ball or dropping a pass. He was also an excellent blocker. Bronislau Bronko Nagurski (November 3, 1908 - January 7, 1990) was an American football player. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... Jeffrey Glenn Siemon (born June 2nd, 1950 in Rochester, Minnesota) is a former professional American football player. ...


Stories abound about Csonka's toughness. He broke his nose about 10 times playing football in high school, college, and the pros, causing it to be permantly deformed, and he would remain in the game with blood pouring out of it. He may be the only running back to draw a personal foul on himself while running the ball, when, in a game against the Buffalo Bills in 1970, he knocked out Safety John Pitts with a forearm shot that was more like a right cross.[8] In a close game against the Minnesota Vikings in the perfect season of 1972, Csonka was hit in the back and nearly cut in two by linebacker Roy Winston in a tackle so grotesque it was shown on the Johnny Carson Show. Thinking his back might be broken, Csonka literally crawled off the field. Once on the sideline, he "walked it off" and in a few minutes was back in the game. His return to the game was crucial, as the winning touchdown pass to tight end Jim Mandich was made possible by a fake to Csonka. City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... The phrase Perfect Season usually refers to the 1972 Miami Dolphins undefeated campaign. ... Roy Charles Winston (born September 15, 1940 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former professional American football player. ... James Michael Mandich, (born July 30, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former professional American football tight end with the Miami Dolphins. ...

Famous cover photo by Walter Iooss, Jr., from August 7, 1972 issue of Sports Illustrated showing Jim Kiick (standing) and Larry Csonka
Famous cover photo by Walter Iooss, Jr., from August 7, 1972 issue of Sports Illustrated showing Jim Kiick (standing) and Larry Csonka

Larry formed a great relationship with running back Jim Kiick, his roommate at training camp and on the road, and the two were referred to as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The August 7, 1972 issue of Sports Illustrated featured a profile of Csonka and Kiick. This issue has become a collector's item because of the cover photograph of Csonka and Kiick by famed Sports Illustrated photographer Walter Iooss, with Csonka making an obscene gesture with the middle finger of his right hand. In 1973, Csonka and Kiick, in collaboration with sportswriter Dave Anderson, wrote a book, Always on the Run. (A second edition, with an additional chapter covering the 1973 season and Super Bowl VIII, was published in 1974.) Csonka and Kiick discuss their childhoods, their college football careers, their sometimes stormy relationship with Don Shula, their experiences as pro football players, and the sometimes outrageous behavior of their teammates. The book provides insight into the history of the Dolphins and the state of pro football in the late 1960s and early and mid-1970s. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James Forrest Kiick (born August 9, 1946 in Lincoln Park, New Jersey) was an American football running back in the National Football League. ... Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 Western film that tells the story of bank robber Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) and his partner The Sundance Kid (played by Robert Redford). ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Walter Iooss (born 1943) has been a professional photographer since the age of 19. ... This article is about the gesture. ... Dave Anderson (born May 6, 1929 in Troy, New York) is an American sportswriter based in New York City. ...


Together with Eugene "Mercury" Morris, the Dolphins had one of football's best rushing attacks. The Dolphins led the NFL in rushing in 1971 and 1972, setting a new rushing record in 1972 with 2,960 yards. That rushing attack led the Dolphins to Super Bowls VI, VII, and VIII, with victories in the last two. Csonka rushed for over a thousand yards in each of those seasons. Mercury Morris (born 1947, in Pittsburgh) was an American football player who played running back in the NFL in the 1960s and 1970s and played in three Super Bowls. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date January 16, 1972 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Roger Staubach, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 6 National anthem U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale Coin toss Jim Tunney Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show Salute to Louis Armstrong with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and the U... Date January 14, 1973 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles, California MVP Jake Scott, Safety Favorite Redskins by 1 National anthem Andy Williams Little Angels of Holy Angels Church, Chicago Coin toss Game referee Referee Tom Bell Halftime show Woody Herman and the University of Michigan Band Attendance... Date January 13, 1974 Stadium Rice Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Larry Csonka, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 7 National Anthem Charley Pride Coin toss Game referee Halftime show University of Texas at Austin Band Attendance 71,882 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers Ray Scott, Pat Summerall...


Csonka's powerful running style set the tone for the ball-control Dolphins. He chose to run through players instead of dancing around them, leading to three straight 1,000-yard seasons (1971-1973) and two seasons (1971-1972) in which he averaged more than 5 yards per carry, amazing for a fullback. Teammate Bob Kuechenberg said that Csonka was the best back he ever saw for turning a 2-yard gain into a 5-yard gain. "The line got him the start, he got the finish and it added up to 4 or 5 yards every time," said Kuechenberg.[9] Bob Kuechenberg (born October 14, 1947 in Gary, Indiana) is a former National Football League offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins for fifteen seasons between 1970 and 1984, spending the last in injured reserve where he was a mainstay in a Hall of Fame line that included Hall of Famers...


During the 1972 season, the Dolphins became the only team since the AFL-NFL Merger to go undefeated, and Csonka was an instrumental part of the success, rushing for a career best 1,117 yards. Csonka led all rushers in Super Bowl VII with 112 yards on only 15 carries. Late in the third quarter, Csonka had a run that epitomized his style. After breaking several tackles near the line of scrimmage, he rumbled for 49 yards. Near the end of that run, Washington Redskins cornerback Pat Fischer, who was known as a fearless and gritty tackler, came up to try to tackle Csonka. Instead of trying to avoid Fischer, Csonka actually turned toward him and threw a forearm at him, brushing Fischer aside. The AFL-NFL Merger of 1970 involved the merger of the two major professional American football leagues in the United States during the time: the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL). ... Date January 14, 1973 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles, California MVP Jake Scott, Safety Favorite Redskins by 1 National anthem Andy Williams Little Angels of Holy Angels Church, Chicago Coin toss Game referee Referee Tom Bell Halftime show Woody Herman and the University of Michigan Band Attendance... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... Pat Fischer (born in Nebraska) was an American football player who played cornerback for the St. ...


The following season, the Dolphins won a second straight title and "Zonk", as he was known, was the Super Bowl VIII MVP. Exploiting brilliant blocking by his offensive line, he rushed 33 times for two touchdowns and a then-record 145 yards. Date January 13, 1974 Stadium Rice Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Larry Csonka, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 7 National Anthem Charley Pride Coin toss Game referee Halftime show University of Texas at Austin Band Attendance 71,882 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers Ray Scott, Pat Summerall...


Move to WFL

After 1974, he had a contract dispute with the Dolphins and became one of three Dolphins, along with Kiick and Paul Warfield, to jump to the fledgling World Football League for the 1975 season. Csonka signed a three-year guaranteed contract for a salary of $1.4 million. While their signings are credited with giving the WFL credibility, the league was plagued by financial problems right from the start. The three played for the Memphis Southmen, but Csonka and the others had minimal success and the league folded midway through its second season. Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942 in Warren, Ohio) was a professional American football wide receiver in the 1960s and 1970s. ... WFL logo The World Football League was an American football league that played in 1974 and part of 1975. ... The Memphis Southmen was a franchise in the World Football League which operated in 1974 and 1975. ...


Giants and return to NFL

A free agent again, he joined the New York Giants in 1976, along with Memphis coach John McVay. (The Giants' head coach at the time was Bill Arnsparger, who had previously been the Dolphins' defensive coordinator.) While hopes among fans were high that he could reverse the team's fortunes, these did not bear out. He tore ligaments in his knee, prematurely ending his first season there. He blamed the injury in part on Giants Stadium's artificial turf, and has been a vocal critic of the surface and its injury potential ever since (The Giants currently use a newer, more flexible Fieldturf). When the Giants started the season 0-7, Arnsparger was fired and replaced by McVay. City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... John McVay (1931-) was an American football coach who rose through the coaching ranks from high school, to college to NFL head coach. ... Bill Arnsparger (born December 16, 1926) is a former football coach who was primarily an assistant, but served as head coach at both the professional and collegiate levels. ... A ligament is a short band of tough fibrous connective tissue composed mainly of long, stringy collagen fibres. ... For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ... Giants Stadium, also called The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL football teams, and Red Bull New York (formerly MetroStars) of Major League Soccer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Two seasons later, he was on the field for The Miracle at the Meadowlands, the play that for years epitomized Giants' fans exasperation with the franchise's long-term mediocrity. On November 19, 1978, New York had apparently secured a 17-12 victory over the favored Philadelphia Eagles. However, with 31 seconds left to play and the Eagles out of timeouts, offensive coordinator Bob Gibson overruled quarterback Joe Pisarcik and called for the ball to be handed off to Csonka for a run up the middle, as Gibson felt Pisarcik was risking too much injury falling on the ball in an era before the quarterback kneel to run out the clock was allowed. Herman Edwards recovers Joe Pisarciks fumble. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A time-out in sport is when the game is stopped for a short amount of time. ... An offensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at others levels of American football) who is in charge of the offense. ... Joe Pisarcik (born 1952 - ) is a former American football quarterback who played for 8 seasons from 1977 to 1984. ... In American football, a quarterback kneel is when the quarterback immediately kneels to the ground after receiving the snap. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ...


Csonka pleaded with Pisarcik to change the play, and as they left the huddle said he would not take the ball.[citation needed] However, Pisarcik botched the handoff and Eagles cornerback Herman Edwards returned the fumbled ball 29 yards for the winning touchdown. The Giants went into a tailspin afterwards, and finished 6-10 after a hopeful start. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Herman Lee Herm Edwards, Jr. ...


The Giants let McVay go after the season ended. Csonka's contract was up, too, and he returned to Miami the next year. He ran for over 800 yards, his best since their Super Bowl days, and scored 13 touchdowns. On that high note, he retired after the year was over.


In his 11 NFL seasons, Csonka carried the ball 1,891 times for 8,081 yards and 64 touchdowns. He also caught 106 passes for 820 yards and 4 touchdowns. He was among the NFL's top 10 ranked players in rushing yards 4 times, in rushing touchdowns 5 times, total touchdowns 3 times and yards from the line of scrimmage once. He was selected to play in 5 Pro Bowls. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


After football

Since his retirement, he has become a motivational speaker and has hosted several hunting and fishing shows for OLN. He worked for the United States Football League (USFL) Jacksonville Bulls in the mid-1980s, first as director of scouting and then as General Manager. Csonka was also an analyst on the popular syndicated show American Gladiators from 1990-1993. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... “Hunter” redirects here. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... OLN (Outdoor Life Network) is a Canadian cable television specialty channel. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... The Jacksonville Bulls were a team which competed in the final two seasons of the United States Football League, 1984 and 1985. ... American Gladiators was a competition TV show that ran originally in weekly syndication from September 16, 1989 to May 11, 1996. ...


Csonka was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987 and his #39 was retired by the Miami Dolphins in 2002. Csonka was named a member of the Super Bowl Dream Team in an NFL Films production. He was named the 10th toughest football player of all time in the 1996 NFL Films production The NFL's 100 Toughest Players. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... NFL Films is a Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based company devoted to producing commercials, television programs, feature films, and documentaries on the National Football League, as well as other unrelated major events and awards shows. ...


Between 1985 and 1990 Csonka started spending time in Alaska, eventually spending most of the year in Anchorage. While observing the 1,161-mile (1,962-km) 2005 Iditarod dog sled race he said, "when I was playing and practicing in that heat in July and August in Miami with shoulder pads on, it just vaporized me".[1]. Official language(s) English[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... Nickname: Motto: Big Wild Life Location in the state of Alaska Coordinates: , Borough Municipality of Anchorage Government  - Mayor Mark Begich (D) Area  - Municipality  1,961. ... The ceremonial start of the 33rd annual Iditarod dog sled race across the U.S. state of Alaska began in Anchorage on March 5, 2005 at 10 AM AKST (19:00 UTC), and restarted in Willow the next day at 2 PM (23:00 UTC). ... Dogsled racing is a winter dog sport involving the timed competition of teams of sleddogs that pull a sled, on the runners of which the dog driver or musher stands. ...


In early September, 2005, Csonka and five others were returning by boat to the village of Nikolski on Umnak Island in Alaska's Aleutian's after filming a reindeer hunt on the island for Csonka's TV show, North to Alaska. The boat was caught in a severe storm and nearly capsized. They rode out the storm for 10 hours before a Coast Guard helicopter could reach them and rescue them one-by-one in a basket.[10]


In 2006, Csonka pled guilty and paid a small fine for filming on National Forest land in Alaska and failing to obtain the required special use permit for production of his cable show. [2] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is on national forests in the United States. ...


Csonka currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska. He also maintains a farm in Lisbon, Ohio and operates Goodrich Seafood House in Oak Hill, Florida. Csonka currently appears in television commercials for the Alaska Spine Institute, an Anchorage-based physical rehabilation center. Nickname: Motto: Big Wild Life Location in the state of Alaska Coordinates: , Borough Municipality of Anchorage Government  - Mayor Mark Begich (D) Area  - Municipality  1,961. ... Lisbon is a village located in Columbiana County, Ohio. ... Oak Hill is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ...


Media References

In a beloved episode of the classic cult comedy show Mystery Science Theater 3000 ('The Final Sacrifice' ep.910), Csonka was referenced repeatedly throughout the episode, due to the striking resemblance between Csonka and the main character's deceased Father. The main character, Troy, would often fondly look at his Father's photo, while Mike and the Robots made various Csonka references and jokes. This proved to be one of MST3k's most popular long-running gags, and ultimately led to the fans' endearing devotion to this particular episode. 'The Final Sacrifice' is often included in top ten lists of all-time favorite MST3k episodes, with much of the credit due to Mr. Larry Csonka. Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. ...


Larry is not to be confused with Larry Thomas Csonka, a thirty-year-old former wrestler who runs the wrestling section of the popular 411mania website. 411mania is a pop-culture website covering movies, television, music, pro-wrestling, politics, sports, video games, MMA, and more. ...


References

  1. ^ Underwood, John, "The Blood and Thunder Boys," Sports Illustrated, August 7, 1972
  2. ^ Csonka, Larry, Jim Kiick, with Dave Anderson, Always on the Run, p.101. Random House, 1973 ISBN 0-394-48589-0
  3. ^ Always on the Run, p.187
  4. ^ Hyde, Dave, Still Perfect! The Untold Story of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, p90. Dolphins/Curtis Publishing, 2002 ISBN 0-9702677-1-1
  5. ^ Danny Peary, ed., Super Bowl: The Game of Their Lives, pp.100-101. Macmillan, 1997 ISBN 0-02-860841-0
  6. ^ Peary, Super Bowl: The Game of Their Lives, p. 116
  7. ^ Herskowitz, Mickey, "Purple People Eaten by Dolphins," The Super Bowl: Celebrating a Quarter-Century of America's Greatest Game. Simon and Schuster, 1990 ISBN 0-671-72798-2
  8. ^ Hyde, Still Perfect!, pp.89-90.
  9. ^ Hyde, Still Perfect!, p.96.
  10. ^ Csonka's Website accessed on 10-24-06

See also

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Christensen began his NFL career as a second round draft pick of Dallas in 1978 out of Brigham Young University, while playing fullback he broke... American Gladiators was a competition TV show that ran originally in weekly syndication from September 16, 1989 to May 11, 1996. ... Michael David Adamle (born October 4, 1949, in Euclid, Ohio) is a sports reporter and announcer. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Jim Grabowski (born September 9, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football player and broadcaster. ... Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... Doug Crusan is a former tackle who played seven seasons in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins. ... William Thomas Stanfill (born January 13, 1947) is a former defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ... Mike Kadish (born May 27, 1950 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) was an American football defensive lineman who played 9 seasons in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills. ... Larry Gordon (born July 8, 1954 in Monroe, Louisiana, died July 3, 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona) is a former American football linebacker who played seven seasons in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins. ... Kim Bokamper (born 1954) is a former American Football linebacker who played his entire nine year career with the National Football League Miami Dolphins from 1977 to 1985. ... A.J. Duhe (born November 27, 1955) is an former american football linebacker who played eight seasons for the Miami Dolphins from 1977 to 1984 in the National Football League. ... Jon William Giesler (born December 23, 1956) is a former NFL offensive tackle who played ten seasons with the Miami Dolphins. ... Don McNeal (born May 6, 1958) is a former American professional football player who played defensive back for the Miami Dolphins in the 1980s. ... David Overstreet, born September 20, 1958, at Big Sandy, Texas, and died June 25, 1984, was a star running back in the Canadian Football League. ... Roy Foster (born May 24, 1960 in Los Angeles) is a retired american football offensive lineman. ... Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... Jackie Shipp (born March 19, 1962) is a former NFL football player. ... Lorenzo Hampton (born March 12, 1962 in Lake Wales, Florida) is a former professional American football player who played running back for five seasons for the Miami Dolphins. ... Sammie Lee Smith (born May 16, 1967 in Orlando, Florida), is a former American football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft. ... Louis Oliver (born March 9, 1966 in Belle Glade, Florida) is an American former professional football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 1st round (25th overall) in the 1989 NFL Draft. ... Richmond Jewel Webb (born January 11, 1967) was a offensive tackle in the NFL. He was the eighth overall pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 1990 NFL Draft. ... Randal Thrill Hill (born September 21, 1969 in Miami, Florida), was a former American professional football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 1st round (23rd overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft. ... Troy Darnell Vincent (born June 8, 1971 in Trenton, New Jersey) is an American football player who is currently a free agent. ... A fourteen year veteran who now plays for the Denver Broncos. ... Otis James McDuffie (born December 2, 1969 in Marion, Ohio) is a former American Football player who played wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins from 1993 to 2000. ... Tim Bowens (born February 7, 1973) is an American Football player who currently plays defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins of the NFL. In 1994 Bowens was named The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. ... Daryl Gardener (born February 25, 1973) is a former American Football defensive tackle who played nine seasons with the Miami Dolphins, the Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos from 1996 to 2004. ... Yatil Devon Green (born November 25, 1973 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American former professional football player. ... John Avery (born November 1, 1976 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former National Football League running back and a current Canadian Football League player with the Toronto Argonauts. ... Jamar Mondell Fletcher (born August 28, 1979 in St. ... Vernon Carey(Born:July 13,1981) is a National Football League offensive guard/tackle for the Miami Dolphins. ... Ronnie BrownSuck balls fuc (born December 12, 1981 in Rome, Georgia) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ... Jason Jamar Allen (born July 5, 1983 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama) is a current American football cornerback for the Miami Dolphins. ... Theodore Ted Ginn, Jr. ...

#12 Bob Griese#13 Dan Marino#39 Larry Csonka City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ...

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1972 Miami DolphinsDick AndersonMark ClaytonLarry CsonkaMark DuperBob GrieseBob KuechenbergDan MarinoNat MooreJoe RobbieRichmond Webb City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Richard Paul Anderson (born February 10, 1946) is a former American Football defensive back for the American Football Leagues and NFLs Miami Dolphins, where he played for his entire ten year career from 1968 to 1977 missing two of those seasons with a major knee injury. ... Clayton makes a leaping touchdown reception past Darrell Green Mark Clayton (born April 8, 1961) is a former American Football wide receiver who played most of his career with the Miami Dolphins, entering the league in 1983 with the Dolphins and playing there until 1992. ... Duper on the cover of Sports Illustrated Mark Duper (born 1959 in Moreauville, Louisiana) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Miami Dolphins(1982-1992) of the NFL and for two games in 1994 with the Miami Hooters of the AFL. Duper before his first game... Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... Bob Kuechenberg (born October 14, 1947 in Gary, Indiana) is a former National Football League offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins for fifteen seasons between 1970 and 1984, spending the last in injured reserve where he was a mainstay in a Hall of Fame line that included Hall of Famers... Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... Nat Moore (born 1951) is a former American football wide receiver for the National Football League Miami Dolphins, the only team he played for in his 13 year career. ... Joseph Joe Robbie (b. ... Richmond Jewel Webb (born January 11, 1967) was a offensive tackle in the NFL. He was the eighth overall pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 1990 NFL Draft. ...


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