- Category : 1946-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Prevention 2
American football player, a big and brawny 6' 3" (1.91 m), 237 pound (108 kg) fullback with the Miami Dolphins (1968–1974, 1979), Memphis Southmen (1975) and New York Giants (1976–1978) in the National Football League (NFL).
Csonka eclipsed records from the time he left college at Syracuse in 1968 and suffered from many injuries. In 1957, he was the winner of the Heisman Trophy.
Since his retirement, he has become a motivational speaker and has hosted several hunting and fishing shows for the NBC Sports Network (formerly OLN and Versus). Csonka has been featured in many shows, such as The Ed Sullivan Show and had a role in the 1970s medical drama Emergency! He played the part of commander Delaney in the 1976 movie Midway. 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 a color analyst for NFL games on NBC in 1988, and an analyst on the syndicated show American Gladiators from 1990–1993.
Csonka was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987 and his #39 was retired by the Miami Dolphins in 2002.
From 1998 through 2013, Csonka was producer and co-host of Napa's North to Alaska, before retiring the show. Csonka also did Csonka Outdoors, 1998-2005 on ESPN-2 and OLN.
Csonka is married and has two sons.