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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 sign OT Horn

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Friday that they have signed OT Levi Horn, a second-year player out of Montana.

Vikings extend training camp

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced the dates of their training camp on Wednesday and it will stretch to three weeks long.

Vikings add DE Reed

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
The Vikings announced the signing of DE Nick Reed, who spent time with both the Bears and Bucs last season.

Vikings to use Gophers' stadium

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 11:35 p.m. ET
The Vikings have entered into an agreement with the University of Minnesota to use TCF Bank Stadium during the construction of a new Vikings stadium.

New Vikings stadium a near certainty

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
The Minnesota Senate voted 36-30 on Thursday in favor of a new stadium for the Vikings. The last step is a signature from Gov. Mark Dayton.

Vikings' Peterson determined to be ready by Week One

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who is rehabbing from a torn ACL and MCL, said Wednesday he expects to be healthy by the season opener.

Vikings new stadium just one vote away

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
The Minnesota state Senate must approve a new bill that would approve the funding for a $975 million stadium that would open in 2016.

Vikings dilemma: How much is too much for stadium?

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
If the Vikings want a new stadium, it appears they'll have to ante up more money or else walk away from the proposal.

Minnesota Senate approves changed stadium bill

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 1:12 a.m. ET
The Vikings moved one step closer to a new stadium in Minneapolis on Tuesday, as the Minnesota Senate voted in favor of a bill to finance it. 

Vikings stadium bill passes Minnesota House

Posted May 08, 2012 @ midnight ET
The Minnesota House of Representatives voted 73-58 to pass legislation for a new Vikings stadium.

Vikings release PK Longwell

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
The Vikings released veteran PK Ryan Longwell on Monday, the team announced. He had been with Minnesota the past six seasons.

Saints sign DT Ayodele

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Saints signed DT Remi Ayodele to a one-year contract, the team announced on Monday.

Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

Posted May 05, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
The difficulty the Vikings are experiencing in getting a new stadium is similar to predicaments that are looming in other NFL cities.

Wife of ex-Viking guilty in hit-and-run

Posted May 03, 2012 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
The wife of ex-Vikings TE Joe Senser was convicted of two felonies in a hit-and-run that killed a man in August on an interstate highway ramp.

Vikings stadium vote set for Monday

Posted May 03, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
A vote will take place next Monday in the Minnesota House of Representatives to approve or deny funding for a Vikings stadium proposal.

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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