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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

Predicting worst teams not easy business

Posted July 30, 2012 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm says the Colts will edge out the Vikings for low men on the totem pole in the NFL this season.

Vikings could have surprise performer in Griffen

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Everson Griffen could find himself on the field more this season as a specialty-package linebacker for the Vikings.

Vikings RB Peterson to start training camp on PUP list

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
The Vikings have placed RB Adrian Peterson on the active physically-unable-to-perform list to start training camp.

Titans C Cooper retires

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Titans C Jon Cooper retired Friday and accepted a coaching position at Oklahoma.

Vikings sign first-round OT Kalil

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings agreed to terms with No. 4 overall pick OT Matt Kalil, the St. Paul Pioneer Press first reported.

Former Vikings GM Lynn dies

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Former Vikings GM Mike Lynn died Saturday. He was 76. Lynn served as the team’s GM from 1975-90.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings in training camp.

Agent: Favre will be an assistant high school coach

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 10 p.m. ET
Brett Favre is returning to football — as an assistant high school football coach in his native Mississippi.

Tough reads on these five fantasy players

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Here are five fantasy players whose value entering the 2012 season can be very tough to figure out.

Dayton sorry for comparing NFL players to war vets

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton apologized Thursday for comparing NFL players in trouble with the law to veterans returning from war.

Minn. governor defends Vikings RB Peterson

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Gov. Mark Dayton has a theory on why so many Minnesota Vikings and other NFL players have been in trouble with the law.

Hearing in Peterson nightclub case set for Aug. 6

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson’s court date is set for Aug. 6 on a misdemeanor charge from an incident last weekend at a Houston nightclub.

Attorney says charge against RB Peterson a lie

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson was a victim, not the aggressor, during an altercation at a Houston night club over the weekend, his attorney said Monday.

Vikings RB Peterson arrested for resisting arrest

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was arrested early Saturday morning in Houston for resisting arrest. 

Ranking the last-place teams heading into 2012

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
It’s always hard to imagine last-place teams turning things around quickly, but it happens nearly every season in the NFL. Here's who could do it in 2012.

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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