As kids, Mike and his brother, David, would ride their bicycles to our practice field after school. They wanted to be with their dad and that’s where he, basically, lived during the season. They also liked being around the team and were a big part of our football family. They charted the [...]
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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 an immovable weight.
Csonka had the utmost respect of every player on the team, offense and defense.
The toughest man on the field was Larry Csonka, Don Shula's kind of ballplayer, who pounded and pulverized the Vikings into Rice Stadium's Astro Turf.
When he ran the ball it would take several players to take him down. Many times he would take three or four defenders into the end zone with him.
"What makes Larry's accomplishments even more fantastic is that he gets so much of the yardage on his own, I think he is the most valuable player we have had in my 19 years at Syracuse"
"Larry Csonka exemplified what it took to be a winner! I loved coaching him!"