Larry Csonka grew up 40 minutes from Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Now that the former Miami Dolphins running back is immortalized there, he actually lives a little farther away –- in Alaska.
In a recent Q&A for the Hall of Fame’s website, Csonka explained that he often dreamed about hunting and fishing in Alaska during his playing days, just to keep his mind off football. And now, he said, he is proud to call himself a resident of the state.
In the Q&A, the latest installment of the Hall’s “Behind the Bronze” series, Csonka was asked if he had any pregame rituals.
“My pregame ritual was to watch all the other people who had pregame rituals and laugh at them,” said Csonka, who will turn 64 on Christmas Day. “(Don) Shula, (Jim) Kiick … we had so many that did things the same way, particularly in the undefeated season, I got tickled watching them. We had fans that did the same thing, that wore the same clothes. It was nuts, made no sense at all.”
For the entire Q&A, check out Behind the Bronze: Larry Csonka.