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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 60-second rant: Following the blueprint for victory

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings were finally able to execute their winning formula on Sunday, following Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen to victory.

Vikings rookie report: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Here's how the Vikings' rookies performed in the Week Eight win over the Panthers.

Vikings stock report: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
LB Erin Henderson is rising and DT Kevin Williams is falling in the Vikings' Week Eight stock report.

Vikings rookie report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
Week Seven saw the Vikings play seven rookies, the most who have played so far this season. Here's how they performed agains the Packers.

Vikings 60-second rant: Ponder brings much-needed energy

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 7:53 p.m. ET
The biggest contribution Christian Ponder made to the Vikings' offense was energizing the guys around him.

Vikings stock report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the risers and fallers following the Vikings' 33-27 loss to the Packers in Week Seven.

Ponder's toughness, decisiveness stand out

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
There were plenty of negatives in Vikings QB Christian Ponder's first start against the Packers, but it would be myopic to ignore the positives from the loss.

Shorts and Shells: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 3:31 a.m. ET
We take a look at the Dolphins' horrible Week Seven performance, on and off the field; Brian Robison's ill-advised kick; the Chiefs' ugly awesomeness; and plenty more.

Vikings players of the week: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 12:48 a.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week from their 33-27 loss to the Packers Sunday.

Vikings-Packers prediction

Posted Oct. 23, 2011 @ 3:48 a.m. ET
Christian West gives his prediction for Sunday's NFC North battle between the Packers and the Vikings.

Vikings-packers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Packers-Vikings game.

They Said It: week of Oct. 17

Posted Oct. 21, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik, addressing rumors that the team could eventually move to London, quoted on "This team is never going to relocate from Tampa and go to London. We're the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."

Ponder move gives Vikings lots to consider

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 8:39 p.m. ET
The Vikings' decision to bench Donovan McNabb and turn to rookie Christian Ponder was a tricky development, one with a lot of considerations.

Vikings rookie report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 2:03 a.m. ET
Four rookies saw action for the Vikings in Sunday night's loss to the Bears. Here's how they performed.

Packers 60-second rant: Show me the rookies

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
In his rant this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush makes a pitch for more playing time for Green Bay's rookies against the Vikings this Sunday in Minnesota.  


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.