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Draft Scout Christian Ponder News
12/18/16 - QB Christian Ponder served as Colin Kaepernick's backup for the first time Sunday.
Ponder, signed as a free agent in August, won a roster spot by leading two comeback victories during the preseason. His last regular-season action came with Minnesota on Oct. 2, 2014, when he completed 22 of 44 passes for 222 yards and had two interceptions in a 42-10 loss to Green Bay.
Ponder was the 12th overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Vikings out of Florida State.
09/03/16 - QB Christian Ponder was rewarded for a strong preseason with a spot on the 49ers' 53-man roster for Week 1 of the regular season. A free agent out of work on Aug. 16, Ponder completed 16 of 25 passes in the preseason for 198 yards and one of just two touchdown passes that 49ers quarterbacks threw. He also rushed for 39 yards and a team-leading three scores.
08/21/16 - QB Christian Ponder helped secure the 49ers' 31-24 win at Denver on Saturday night with a touchdown run (22 yards) and TD pass (30 yards) in the fourth quarter. It was an impressive effort for a guy who had been out of football until signing with the 49ers on Tuesday.
08/19/16 - QB Christian Ponder was signed to give the 49ers a third healthy quarterback while QB Colin Kaepernick (sore shoulder) and QB Thad Lewis (season-ending knee injury) are unable to practice. Ponder hadn't been employed by an NFL team since a two-week stint with the Denver Broncos last season.
12/08/15 - QB Christian Ponder was placed on waivers by the Broncos Tuesday (Dec. 8).