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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 announce ticket policy for Monday night

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Vikings have announced the ticket policy and information for next Monday night's game vs. the Bears, which will be played at TCF Bank Stadium following the collapse of the Metrodome's roof last Sunday due to a snowstorm.

Bears players concerned about conditions at TCF Bank Stadium

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Some Bears players expressed serious concerns about playing on a frozen surface at TCF Bank Stadium on Monday night.

Vikings place QB Jackson on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Tarvaris Jackson's consecutive-games streak is over at one as the team placed him on injured reserve after he suffered a turf toe injury Monday night, starting in place of Brett Favre.

Restoring the rush key for Bears’ defense

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
The Bears' secondary has received a large share of the blame for the breakdowns during the defense's horrendous first half against the Patriots in Week 14, but the pass rush wasn't as effective as it needed to be ...

Report: Vikings sign QB Ramsey

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Vikings have agreed to terms with QB Patrick Ramsey, agent Jimmy Sexton told the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press today.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
With an uncertain situation at quarterback, the Vikings will be relying heavily on their offensive line and backs to keep the chains moving against the Bears.

Vikings still on hold with TCF Bank Stadium

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
The Vikings have not confirmed where they are playing on Monday against the Bears, but they say they are working towards making it as close to a home game as possible.

Vikings-Bears to be played at TCF Bank Stadium

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 8:41 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced late Tuesday that the Metrodome will be unavailable for Monday night and the Vikings-Bears game will be played at University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.

Vikings place CB Cook on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
The Vikings placed rookie CB Chris Cook on injured reserve after he battled knee injuries all season.

Vikings planning in case Metrodome not ready

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Vikings are working hard to repair the tear in the inflatable roof above the Mall of America Field for Monday's game against the Bears, but they also are ready for Plan B, if needed.

Vikings' Jackson has turf toe; Frazier hopes to have Favre back

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday that QB Tarvaris Jackson suffered a turf toe in the loss to the Giants and that Brett Favre's season — and career — might not be over.

Week 14: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
We once more examine whether Vikings QB Brett Favre, who is being paid more than $1 million per game this season, earned his paycheck. Let's take a look at the Week 14 loss to the Giants.

Vikings' players of the Week: Week 14

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the players of the week from the Vikings' 21-3 loss to the Giants in Detroit.

Giants dominate Favre-less Vikings 21-3

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 10:47 p.m. ET
The New York Giants took advantage of Brett Favre standing on the sideline as Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw had long runs in a 21-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Favre's NFL-record streak of 297 straight ...

Favre inactive vs. Giants, streak over at 297

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre is inactive for tonight's matchup against the Giants, ending his consecutive-starts streak at 297 consecutive games. Tarvaris Jackson will take his place in the Minnesota starting lineup.

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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