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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

Three and out with Vikings LB Chad Greenway

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
This week, PFW goes three and out with Vikings LB Chad Greenway, who gives his take on the big game against the Patriots on Sunday.

Three-and-out with Patriots DL Mike Wright

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
For this week's "Three-and-out," we go behind enemy lines to see what Patriots DL Mike Wright thinks about the Vikings' offense heading into Sunday's game.

Vikings-Patriots matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game in Foxborough.

Vikings' fantasy focus: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' players' fantasy potential heading into Week Eight's game against the Patriots.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
Here are some selected quotes from Vikings coaches and players leading up to Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Bevell would be surprised if Favre doesn't play

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he would be surprised if QB Brett Favre doesn't play Sunday.

Favre briefly out of walking boot; Sunday status up in the air

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre didn't have a regularly scheduled media session Thursday, but he did stop briefly to say that anything was possible when it came to playing Sunday.

Patriots-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
Games are won in the trenches, and the Patriots-Vikings game features a battle between two veterans on the edge.

Randy who? Moss not sneaking into Foxborough

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week it's Vikings WR Randy Moss.

Vikings-Patriots matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 6:19 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to follow in Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game in New England.

Favre said he won't rule himself out Sunday

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
It appears that Vikings head coach Brad Childress will have to make the final call on QB Brett Favre playing Sunday against the Patriots.

Childress clarifies 'Spygate' comments

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress explained his comments from Tuesday, when he called the Patriots the "greatest sign-stealing team" he had seen.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week Seven loss to the Packers in Green Bay.

Childress fined for comments on officiating

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
The league fined Vikings head coach Brad Childress $35,000 on Tuesday for violating NFL policies that prohibit public criticism of officiating.

Childress: Favre won't practice Wednesday

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
In a conference call with Patriots media, Vikings head coach Brad Childress indicated that QB Brett Favre wouldn't practice on Wednesday.

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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