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Larry Csonka

Ben Schwartzwalder, longtime football coach at Syracuse University, once said it all about Larry Csonka, "If I had a team of Larry Csonkas, I'd sit in the stands and watch the game myself." At Syracuse Csonka rushed for 2,934 yards. But it was just the beginning of the good times for the Stow native. He was soon to begin a pro football career with the Miami Dolphins that would result in all-pro status and two Super Bowl championship rings. When the cloud of dust finally settled on the big fullback's NFL career, he had gained 8,081 yards and scored 74 touchdowns. One of his most memorable games came in the 1974 Super Bowl, when he ran 33 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Dolphins to the title. After leading the Dolphins in rushing in the 1979 season, Csonka retired.

Inducted 1984 | Football