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Christian Ponder - #7 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 229 lbs.
Birthday 02/25/1988
Birthplace Colleyville, TX
College Florida State
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 12th pick by Vikings

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
81.2 2935 18

Vikings trade Harvin to Seahawks

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
The Vikings have agreed to trade WR Percy Harvin to the Seahawks in exchange for multiple draft picks, according to published reports.

Minnesota Vikings: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Minnesota Vikings, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Vikings release WR Jenkins

Posted March 05, 2013 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced the release of WR Michael Jenkins on Tuesday. Jenkins was reportedly due a $2.425 million roster bonus this month.

Lattimore hopes to inspire during incredible comeback

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 7 p.m. ET
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore isn't letting a gruesome knee injury slow him down en route to his path to the NFL.

Frazier: Harvin excited about being a Viking

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he thinks Percy Harvin is excited to be a Viking amid trade rumors.

Vikings GM: No intent to trade Harvin

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
Vikings GM Rick Spielman said the team has no intent of trading WR Percy Harvin.

Spielman: Vikings have 'no intent' of trading Harvin

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 3 p.m. ET
Vikings GM Rick Spielman said the club has "no intent" to trade mercurial WR Percy Harvin, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Vikings to play two cold seasons in outdoor stadium

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Lester Bagley said Friday that the team plans to play at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Carter thanks Vikings for help through drug issues

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
Cris Carter says he never would have made it to Canton without the tough love of the Vikings.

Vikings exercise Frazier's fourth-year option for 2014

Posted Feb. 13, 2013 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Vikings exercised the fourth-year option for head coach Leslie Frazier for 2014, the team announced Wednesday.

Vikings should keep Harvin ... for now

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin has not been a team player, but he's too valuable to trade right away — unless he forces the Vikings to do it with his actions.

Vikings RB Peterson has sports hernia repaired

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
The Vikings announced Thursday that RB Adrian Peterson underwent a surgical procedure on a sports hernia injury.

Report: Vikings C Sullivan undergoes knee surgery

Posted Feb. 06, 2013 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
John Sullivan underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee last week, according to PFW correspondent Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500.

Birk, Moss face off after winding careers

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Randy Moss and Matt Birk have taken fascinating paths from Vikings teammates to Super Bowl foes, 15 years in the making.

Vikings will explore free-agent WR possibilities

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings will seek WR help through the draft, but don't rule out free agency as an option for fixing things, too.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Jan. 06, 2013
Ponder's strong finish to the regular season may have gone a long way toward solidifying his spot as the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. The offense's dreadful performance in the playoff game against Green Bay with him on the sideline probably didn't hurt his standing, either.||||||| Ponder was a late scratch Saturday night because of a bruised triceps and backup Joe Webb was unable to get anything going in a 24-10 loss that ended Minnesota's surprising season. If the Vikings make any moves at quarterback, it could be to add a veteran backup to Ponder.
Posted Jan. 05, 2013
Ponder is inactive for Minnesota's wild-card playoff game against the Green Bay Packers because of a right elbow injury.||||||| The surprise announcement about 90 minutes before Saturday's game means Joe Webb will start at quarterback for the Vikings. Ponder was hurt when Packers safety Morgan Burnett delivered a jarring hit on a blitz when the teams played last Sunday. Ponder finished the game with a career-high 120.2 passer rating and three touchdowns in the 37-34 win.
Posted Jan. 04, 2013
The Minnesota Vikings have listed Ponder as questionable for their playoff game on Saturday against Green Bay.||||||| Ponder was limited in practice all week with a bruised right elbow. He hurt it when it hit a Packers helmet on the follow-through on Sunday, and he remained in the game to finish one of the best performances of his career.
Posted Jan. 02, 2013
Ponder is dealing with a sore right elbow that has been limiting him in practice this week as they prepare for a playoff game at Green Bay.||||||| Coach Leslie Frazier says he isn't concerned with Ponder's ability to play in the game on Saturday. Frazier says he expects Ponder to ramp it up in practice on Thursday and be ready to go for the third game this season between the division rivals.
Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Ponder helped the Vikings clinch a playoff spot by going 16 of 28 for 234 yards and three touchdowns in Minnesota's victory against Green Bay on Sunday.||||||| In a season in which Ponder has often been maligned for dragging down the Vikings' offense, he came through in a big way in Minnesota's most important game.

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