Senior Bowl 2011: Christian Ponder Leads Quarterbacks, Wins MVP Award

January 30, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Earlier this week, I previewed the 2011 Senior Bowl quarterbacks for the Minnesota Vikings. One player I did not include was Florida State QB Christian Ponder. But he outplayed the rest of the talent under center and won the Senior Bowl Most Valuable Player award today as his South squad beat the North team 24-10.
Ponder, who was the starting QB for the South team, completed 7-of-13 passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.
Questions about Ponder's health have been casting a dark cloud over his National Football League future, but that's why events like the Senior Bowl and upcoming NFL scouting combine exist—for pro prospects to prove their worth and impress NFL scouts and personnel. Ponder took just such a step in the right direction today.
As long as he can stay healthy, Christian Ponder has two of the most important qualities a quarterback in the NFL must possess—intelligence and accuracy. And his experience in a pro-style offense at FSU does...

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