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Vikings draft Ponder with 12th overall selection

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By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer

EDEN PRAIRIE -- The Minnesota Vikings had gone 12 years without taking a quarterback in the first round of the draft.

With Brett Favre back to retirement, NFL free agency not yet begun and no other proven options on the roster, the Vikings grabbed gritty Christian Ponder from Florida State with the 12th overall pick on Thursday night.

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