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Published October 23, 2011, 12:00 AM

Christian Ponder

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder speaks during a news conference in Eden Prarie, Minn., Wednesday Oct. 19, 2011. Ponder says he's excited and grateful for the opportunity to take over as quarterback for the Vikings. The rookie says he will also be leaning heavily on veteran Donovan McNabb for help. (AP Photo/St. Paul Pioneer Press, Richard Marshall) MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIB OUT
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