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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

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
After winning Sunday, the 4-1 Vikings and Bears hold a two-game advantage over the 2-3 Packers in the NFC North.

Harvin leads Vikings to 4-1

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin had one touchdown rushing and another receiving to help the Vikings to a 30-7 victory over the Titans on Sunday.

Vikings S Smith ejected

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Vikings rookie S Harrison Smith was ejected from the Vikings-Titans game on Sunday for pushing a referee.

Defensive front gives Vikings edge again

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings' defensive line has been a big reason for their early-season success.

Key matchup: Titans RB Chris Johnson vs. Vikings defense

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Titans RB Chris Johnson finally got going last week against a tough defense, but can he keep it up against the Vikings?

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The surprising Vikings took hold of the NFC North one-fourth of the way through the season with a big win at Detroit.

Two return TDs help lift Vikings past Lions

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown, helping the Vikings beat the Lions 20-13 Sunday.

Ponder developing nicely for Vikings

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder has improved his game in a few important ways, and the Vikings are getting better offensively because of it.

Architect HKS chosen to design new Vikings stadium

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
The architect who designed stadiums for the Cowboys and Colts has been chosen to design the Vikings' new stadium.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Surprise, surprise: the Vikings are tied for the division lead. We take a closer look at Minnesota in the NFC North "Spin cycle." 

Ponder, Vikings hand 49ers first defeat

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder threw two touchdown passes to tight end Kyle Rudolph to help the Vikings hand the 49ers their first defeat, 24-13 on Sunday.

Vikings' LB corps suddenly razor thin

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
With Erin Henderson out, the Vikings have to do some shuffling with the linebackers against the 49ers.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the NFC North following Week Two.

Vinatieri kicks Colts, Luck to first victory

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
Adam Vinatieri made a 53-yard field goal with 8 seconds left Sunday to give Andrew Luck and Indianapolis a 23-20 victory over Minnesota.

Winfield misses practice for brother's funeral

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:09 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Antoine Winfield missed practice on Thursday to attend his brother's funeral.

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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