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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' 60-second rant: Would Tarvaris be that much worse?

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
You have to ask, more than a third of the way through a trying Vikings season, and no more trying to anyone than Brett Favre, is the alternative — Tarvaris Jackson — that much worse?

Patriots-Vikings matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week Eight game between the Patriots and Vikings:

SNF draws highest-ever ratings for Vikings-Packers

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Brett Favre's second and perhaps final visit to Lambeau Field as a visiting player drew the highest-ever ratings for NBC's "Sunday Night Football."

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 9:49 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates shape up following their 28-24 loss to the Packers in Week Seven.

Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
Brett Favre was one pass away from beating the Packers, but even if he had, his play must improve.

Favre injury wouldn’t completely damage value of Vikings receiving corps

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
If Tarvaris Jackson is forced to start for the injured Brett Favre, fantasy owners shouldn't abandon hope for all Minnesota pass catchers.

Childress: Favre has ankle injury; in walking boot

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress told reporters that QB Brett Favre has an avulsion fracture and stress fracture in his left ankle and is in a walking boot. His status for the team's Week Eight game vs. the Patriots ...

Feel the tension: Childress, Favre not together

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
All you needed to do was watch Vikings head coach Brad Childress' postgame press conference to know that he was upset with QB Brett Favre's play.

Vikings' players of the week: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:27 a.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams from their 28-24 loss in Week Seven to the Packers in Green Bay.

Favre needs to hit more singles, doubles

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:21 a.m. ET
You can understand Brett Favre wanting to hit a home run in his final at-bat at Lambeau Field, but he has to consider dialing it down a notch for the Vikings to win more.

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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