Christian Ponder

Football Player
Born Feb 25, 1988

Christian Ponder is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Vikings with the twelfth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, and signed with them on July 31, 2011, shortly after the 2011 NFL lockout ended. He played college football as the starting quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles at Florida State University. He won the starting job from Drew Weatherford prior to the 2008 season.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Feb 19, 2015
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Christian Ponder.


1988 Birth Born on February 25, 1988.


2004 16 Years Old In 2004, he was the starting quarterback and threw for 1,500 yards and seven touchdowns. … Read More
2006 18 Years Old In 2006, Ponder sat out his true freshman season at Florida State on redshirt status.
2007 19 Years Old In 2007, he served as the back-up behind starting quarterback Drew Weatherford. … Read More


2008 - 2009 2 More Events
He resumed his role as the starting quarterback in 2010.
At the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl, Ponder won MVP honors after throwing for 2 TD's and leading the South to a win over the heavily favored North.
2012 24 Years Old Ponder married ESPN reporter Samantha Steele on December 17, 2012. … Read More
2013 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Ponder went into the 2013 season as the starting quarterback. … Read More
2014 26 Years Old With the Vikings obtaining a new coaching staff and having drafted notable quarterback prospect Teddy Bridgewater in the 2014 NFL Draft, Ponder was effectively rendered a third-string quarterback. … Read More
As of the 2015 season, Ponder is 9th in Vikings history in quarterback yards and 10th in passing touchdowns.
2016 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 16, 2016, Ponder signed with the San Francisco 49ers on a one-year deal following a season-ending injury to Thad Lewis and the unknown health status of Colin Kaepernick. … Read More
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