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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


Rating Yds TD
81.2 2935 18

Vikings' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted Feb. 17, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
With the offseason upon us, fantasy football owners have some questions about the Vikings.

Vikings rookie report: Week 17

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
QB Christian Ponder's rookie season ended with a thud.

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Here is senior editor Eric Edholm's prediction for Bears-Vikings on Sunday in Minnesota.

Vikings 60-second rant: Webb should get another crack

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
The Vikings need to sit Christian Ponder for his own good and go with Joe Webb in Week 17 against the Bears.

Vikings stock report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 12:44 a.m. ET
Here are three players up and three down from the Vikings' 33-26 Week 16 win over the Redskins.

Vikings' Peterson tears ACL; Ponder has possible concussion

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 11:51 p.m. ET
An MRI has revealed that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the team's Week 16 game against the Redskins.

Peterson, Ponder leave the game

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson left Saturday's game with an apparent left knee injury and QB Christian Ponder left with a concussion.

They Said It: Vikings Week 16 edition

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Here are some select quotes from the Vikings' three coordinators prior to Week 16's game against the Saints.

Sixty-second rant: Vikings must bolster offense while Peterson's in prime

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 5 p.m. ET
It's going to be a big enough chore to remake the Vikings' aging defense, but capitilizing on Adrian Peterson's prime is of prime importance.

Why Vikings' Webb hasn't played more

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
There are a few reasons why Joe Webb, who shined in Week 14, has not had a bigger impact on the Vikings prior to that.

Vikings rookie report: Week 14

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
More than 20 percent of the Vikings' roster is composed of rookies, and yet the class has yet to make a major contribution.

Vikings 60-second rant: Ponder must learn from mistakes

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder's toughness isn't the question. His accuracy and decision-making are.

Webb shows he has place on field

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Joe Webb's performance in the loss to Lions proved one thing: The Vikings need to find a way to utilize his athleticism more.

Vikings must find more toys for Ponder

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Vikings have needs all over, but it's clear that rookie QB Christian Ponder needs more weapons next season.

Vikings 60-second rant: Ponder's development encouraging

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 9:38 p.m. ET
Despite three turnovers, rookie QB Christian Ponder took a huge leap forward, writes Christian West.


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.