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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 rookie report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Here's how key rookies performed in the Vikings' 35-32 loss to the Broncos Sunday.

Vikings stock report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
Here are three stocks going up and three going down following the Vikings' 35-32 loss to the Broncos Sunday.

Vikings had to end McNabb tenure

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 3:05 a.m. ET
It had been apparent for some time that Donovan McNabb wasn't a good fit with the Vikings, so the team decided to cut the cord now rather than waiting until season's end.

Rookie QBs on pace for record number of starts

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
The Class of 2011 quarterbacks could wind up starting more games than any rookie class since the NFL-AFL merger.

Vikings rookie report: Week 12

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 2:32 a.m. ET
Here's how the Vikings' key rookies performed in Sunday's 24-14 loss to the Falcons.

Bridging the QB gap: Veteran to rookie passer handoffs

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Analyzing how NFL teams handle the transition from a veteran quarterback to a young passer.

Vikings rookie report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
Here's how key rookies performed in Sunday's Vikings-Raiders game.

Ponder must hold up with Peterson out

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
With Adrian Peterson hobbled by a high ankle sprain, QB Christian Ponder will have to stand tall in his absence.

Vikings-Raiders matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 10:38 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Raiders game.

Sullivan leading Vikings' offensive line

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 4:08 a.m. ET
There are not too many pretty aspects about the Vikings' offense, but C John Sullivan is having his best season to date.

Vikings rookie report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 8:39 p.m. ET
Here's how key Vikings rookies performed during Monday's loss to the Packers.

Vikings 60-second rant: Rebuilding starts now

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 7:38 p.m. ET
At 2-7, the Vikings must begin the rebuilding process and look forward to the future.

Vikings stock report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Here are three stocks going up and three stocks going down after the Vikings' loss to the Packers on Monday night.

Vikings-Packers prediction

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 10:25 a.m. ET
Can Christian Ponder improve on his mistakes from the first matchup and lead the Vikings to victory?

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Monday night's Vikings-Packers game at Lambeau Field.


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.